Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Weight
- 18.4 or less = underweight
- 18.5-24.9 = normal weight
- 25-29.9 = overweight
- 30 and over = obese
American Dietetic Association http://www.eatright.org/
United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Information Center http://www.usda.gov/
Canadian Public Health http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca/
American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html.
American Council on Exercise website. Available at: http://www.acefitness.org/.
Healthy weight—it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle! Body mass index.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/. Updated February 15, 2011. Accessed May 16, 2011.
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United States Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 7th Edition, Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, December 2010.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 05/2011 -
- Update Date: 05/15/2011 -
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