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Childhood Diet, Weight & Obesity
| Childhood Body Mass
The Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) provides an introduction to the meaning of Body Mass Index (BMI)
and includes links to a BMI calculator that works for children and
teens. Parents can determine if their
children are overweight, underweight or
just right based on age, weight, and height.
Body Mass Index
Direct link to
the Centers for Disease Control's Body Mass Index Calculator
for children and teens.
One of the most interesting,
reputable, and complete weight-related sites on the web, offered
a part of the New York
on your child's age, you can look things up for your own information or
introduce your child to the site for them to use. Here you
can join discussions about exercise, losing or
gaining weight, recipes, food choice and preparation tips, and more.
All these tools are available just by visiting the site.
If you want
more, you can create a free account and then track your weight on-line,
post questions to other members, and get direct help and support -
whatever your weight and health goals.
An extraordinary tool from Calorie-Count
(see above) that lets you enter essentially any food or even any
complete recipe you're going to make. You'll almost instantly
a detailed Nutrition
(just like you see on every product in the grocery store) for your food
item or recipe - including calories, fats, sodium, carbohydrates, etc.
A great way to get a handle on exactly what you eat!
Fitness Calculators and Planner New
calculators and a planner from WebMD. One
the caloric and
nutritional makeup of many foods - including by brand and/or
restaurant. The other calculator allows you to
calories burned for any of hundreds of daily activities.
a Planner that lets you enter age, weight, etc and your goals and get
specific recommendations for activities, meals, and lifestyle
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