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Promoting Healthy Eating: Body Mass Index

  • By: Allison J. Nihiser
  • In: Encyclopedia of School Health
  • Edited by: David C. Wiley & Amy C. Cory
  • Subject:School Health Nursing, Health & Wellness, Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Body mass index (BMI) is the ratio of an individual's weight to height squared (kg/m2) and is used to estimate a person's risk of weight-related health problems. BMI measures excess body weight for a particular height. Although BMI is not a ...

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