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What is a Healthy Weight?

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It's not always easy to tell if a child is a healthy weight for their age and height.

Children and teenagers need to grow, but you are healthiest if you stay within a certain weight range as you grow. This is called a healthy weight for your age.

You can find out if you are a healthy weight for your age using the Healthy Weight Calculator. This calculator can be used for children and teenagers from 2 years through to 18 years of age.

The calculator uses your height and weight to calculate a body mass index (BMI). The calculator then plots your age and BMI on the US Centre of Disease Control's BMI for age chart for girls or boys, and uses the chart to determine whether you are a healthy weight for your age.

Click here to access the Healthy Weight Calculator.