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 Be a ROC Star and help the The Reducing Obesity Coalition of St. Joseph County in the fight against childhood obesity!

Join us for a family night of activities, cooking demonstrations and games with University of Notre Dame athletes!

The first 200 families to register will receive a free activity kit for the family! (1 per family)

 

When:
 Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Where: Howard Park
Time
 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost
 FREE!

 

 

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BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 24.9 Normal
25.0 - 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese

Body Mass Index is commonly used to assess one’s relative risk for health problems related to excess overweight and obesity. BMI is calculated using a person’s height and weight.

BMI measurements are widely used and the correlation of BMI and body fatness is fairly strong. However, they do have some limitations. A BMI score is not a direct measure of fatness. It is a measurement based on weight which accounts for both muscle and fat. It does not account for muscle mass, water retention, or body build. For example, a body builder would have a higher BMI (based on height and weight) but not be overweight.

Use the Official CDC BMI Calculator at CDC.gov