Have you ever received a Body Mass Index Test Report from your kid’s school? These BMI reports are supposed to let parents know if their kids are a healthy weight, overweight, underweight or even obese.
But how are these tests done, and what factors are taken into account? And is a BMI test a good indicator of your child’s overall health?
We asked nurse practitioner Amy Famini, APN, of Mercy Pediatrics to weigh in on this subject, which can be pretty touchy for some parents.
Click the play arrow below to hear Amy talk about what a BMI score really means for your child.
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