20 States Require BMI or Other Weight-Related Assessments for Children and Adolescents

    • July 29, 2009

Body mass index and other weight-related assessments are helpful in determining local childhood obesity rates, educating parents and students about the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, and evaluating the effectiveness of obesity prevention and control policies. The map highlights the 20 states that require BMI or other weight-related assessments for children and adolescents.