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Interactive Tool: What Is Your Child's BMI? - What's next?

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:

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Last Updated: May 20, 2013
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