CDC BMI-for-Age Growth Chart Training

Course Summary

1. Title: CDC BMI-for-Age Growth Chart
Training

2. Keywords/Themes: BMI, Anthropometric,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP),

3.
Course Description:

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:

1.   

What is Body Mass Index (BMI).

2.   

Using BMI-for-age as a Screening Tool.

3.   

Steps to Plot and Interpret BMI-for-age.

4.   

References and Resources.

5.   

Glossary.

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

4.
Intended Audience:  health care providers such as nutritionists,
registered nurses, pediatricians, and other providers who measure and assess
child growth

5. 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.

6.
Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No Pre-requisites

7. Competencies addressed: Public Health Science Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

8. CEUs Offered: None

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length: 1 hour

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content
Experts: CDC

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: August 1, 2015