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  • Body Mass Index (BMI) for Parents


    Doctors use body mass index (BMI) measurements to assess a child's physical growth in relation to other kids the same age. Here's how to calculate BMI and understand what the numbers mean.

  • About Overweight and Obesity for Teens


    We use the words "oveweight" and "obese" a lot, but they actually have medical meanings. Find out how doctors diagnose these conditions and what they mean for a person's health.

  • Your Child's Weight for Parents


    "What's the right weight for my child?" is one of the most common questions parents have. It seems like a simple one, but it's not always easy to answer.

  • Growth Charts for Parents


    Doctors use growth charts to figure out whether kids' height and weight measurements are "normal" and whether they're developing on track. Here are some facts about growth charts.

  • What's the Right Weight for My Height? for Teens


    One of the biggest questions guys and girls have is whether they're the right weight. Because the body is growing and changing so much during adolescence, it can be tough to answer this question.

  • Medical Care and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old for Parents


    Regular well-child exams are essential to keep kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations. Find out what to expect at the doctor's office.

  • Your Kid's Body - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Advice on common conditions and ways to keep kids healthy.

  • Medical Care and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old for Parents


    Regular well-child exams are essential to keeping kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations against dangerous diseases. Here's what to expect at the doctor's office.

  • Medical Care and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old for Parents


    Regular well-child exams are an important part of keeping kids healthy and up to date on immunizations against serious diseases. Find out what to expect at the doctor's office.

  • Overweight and Obesity for Parents


    Preventing kids from becoming overweight means making choices in the way your family eats and exercises, and how you spend time together.