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FANTA's Body Mass Index (BMI) Wheel

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Determining BMI is a way for health workers to identify malnutrition in children over 5 years of age, adolescents, and non-pregnant, non-lactating adults. BMI is calculated as body mass divided by the square of the body height(kg/m2). In 2014, FANTA and the Boston Children’s Hospital created the BMI Wheel for health care workers in developing countries to quickly calculate BMI and BMI-for-age, as well as determine a client’s nutritional status using a single time-saving tool. The FANTA Project is pleased to announce that the BMI Wheel is now available.

The design files for the BMI wheel are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese for organisations interested in printing the wheel for their own use.  For details on how to print and use the tool, including an informational video, visit: www.fantaproject.org/tools/body-mass-index-bmi-wheel.

Any questions or experiences on using the tool should be sent to: fantamail@fhi360.org

 

 

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ENN (2016). FANTA's Body Mass Index (BMI) Wheel. Field Exchange 53, November 2016. p65. www.ennonline.net/fex/53/fantasbodymassindexbmiwheel

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