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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    01/15/2016 - 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.