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.

  • What is the Recommended Metric for Abdominal Obesity Assessment for Adults?

    03/21/2016 - Body fat distribution is an important risk factor for obesity-related disorders. Individuals who have a primarily upper-body fat distribution (characterized by an android or apple shape) are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death, even after controlling for BMI.

  • Growth Charts for Children with Down syndrome

    1/15/2016 - Down syndrome remains the most common chromosomal condition diagnosed in the United States. Infants and children with Down syndrome are at increased risk for health-related issues and need additional services beyond that required by children generally.

  • BMI for Children and Adolescents

    08/26/2015 - Body mass index (BMI), an indirect measure of body fat based on height and weight, has traditionally been used in the nutrition assessment of both adult men and women.