Your Health and Your Weight

Safe Weight Gain Tips for Underweight Kids

Despite an obesity epidemic in this country, nearly 4 percent of children and teens are underweight.

Your health and your weight are connected. If your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for diseases and certain conditions. Learn more about BMI, defining overweight and obese, and healthy weights for all ages.

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