Skip to main content

Measuring Growth for Children and Adolescents

In the pediatric population, both age and sex are important considerations since body composition changes as children grow and can differ depending on their sex and maturity.

Body mass index (BMI), 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.

Join the Academy

Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics receive exciting benefits including complimentary continuing professional education opportunities, discounts on events and products in, invitations to exclusive members-only events and more!

Please log in to access this page.

This content is an exclusive benefit for Academy members. If you are a member of the Academy, log in for immediate access! Not yet a member? Unlock benefits, tools, resources and discounts by joining today.