Obesity-Prevention-and-Education-for-School-NursesDefinition of Obesity:

Obesity is defined as an increased body weight in relation to height, when compared to some standard of acceptable or desirable weight.

Obesity / Overweight in Children:

Obesity in children / youth refers to age and gender- specific BMI that is equal to or greater than the 95th percentile of the CDC BMI charts
Overweight/at risk for obesity between 85th – 94th percentile
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