Interactive Tool: What Is Your Child's BMI (cont.)
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If you are concerned about your child's weight, or if your child has had a large change in BMI (whether up or down), talk to your doctor. Remember that BMI-for-age is just a guide.
If your child does have a weight problem, you and your doctor can talk about what you can do to help, such as providing healthy foods and helping your child to be more active.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011). Healthy weight—It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle! About BMI for children and teens. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.html.
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