Nutrition Assessment

Uncover tools and resources that support nutrition assessments, including how to calculate BMI for patients with amputations. Find convenient links to the CDC's growth charts, as well as interactive training modules that help health care professionals identify the appropriate growth chart to use and how to interpret the plotted measurements.

  • Metrics for Assessing Abdominal Obesity

    09/06/2022 - Anthropometric measurements are a tool used to help assess nutritional status. They may include body weight, height and body composition measures, such as, skinfold, circumference, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis.

  • BMI for Children and Adolescents

    03/29/2022 - Body mass index, an indirect measure of body fat based on height and weight, has traditionally been used in the screening and assessment of overweight and obesity and is independent of age and sex when used with adults

  • Estimating BMI for Patients with Amputations

    06/03/2021 - A segment-weight-to-body-weight chart and revised standards can be incorporated into a formula to estimate BMI for patients with amputations. Alternative methods have also been proposed to assess BMI for individuals with amputations.