This professional development resource aims to assist early childhood professionals in tackling the risk of obesity in young children.
BMI stands for Body Mass Index, which represents a relationship between height and weight. The BMI is calculated by dividing the weight in kilograms by the height in metres squared.
The significance of knowing about the amount of body fat is related to understanding the long-term health risks.
The BMI is currently the easiest and most commonly used measure of overweight and obesity. It relies upon accurate weight and height measurements.