CDC BMI-for-Age Growth Chart Training

Category: Child & Adolescent Health

The CDC BMI-for-age growth reference charts described in this training course apply only to children and teens aged 2 years to 20 years. There are five sections in this course:

  • Section 1:What is Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Section 2:Using BMI-for-age as a Screening Tool
  • Section 3:Steps to Plot and Interpret BMI-for-age
  • Section 4:References and Resources
  • Section 5:Glossary

Self-assessment questions are included in each section. Supplemental materials are also available, including a reference and resource list.

Intended Audience

health care providers such as nutritionists, registered nurses, pediatricians, and other providers who measure and assess child growth

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Describe the advantages of using the BMI-for-age growth charts to screen for underweight, overweight, and obesity among children and teens
  • Calculate BMI by using the metric and English methods
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of the BMI-for-age growth chart by accurately plotting and interpreting BMI-for-age on the appropriate chart

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Public Health Science Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts


Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

August 1, 2015