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what do you think about height/ weight percentage charts?

Anonymous
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I think they are crap! My daughter is skinny not overweight! But the stupid chart puts her in the over weight range by one stupid pound. :(
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:32 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:36 AM
I think they're ridiculous. Essentially they're BMI, and BMI itself is bullshit; it doesn't take into account body fat percentage vs. muscle mass, for one thing. Muscle is denser than fat, and a lean, tall kid could be considered overweight by BMI even though by looking at them, they're in shape.
CarolineVm.t.b
by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:42 AM
Totally unrealistic!!!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:43 AM
Dumb
ginene
by Silver Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:49 AM
I really don't go by it. My son is 48 lbs and he's 7 but small and healthy. He's short too.

On the other other hand my 9 yr old is 103 lbs but she is 4'11 and she's a slim/medium build.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:50 AM
They are ridiculous.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:52 AM

I don't think I am overweight...I think I am under tall :)

JessT5280
by MileHigh Mom on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:52 AM
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Krystle21
by Silver Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:59 AM
Don't agree with it
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starbuckmom03
by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 6:22 AM

Don't agree with them at all either.  You have too look at the family.  Is mom and dad tall?  How tall are the grandparents?  How short? 


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 23, 2013 at 6:26 AM
Looks ok to me. The overweight BMI is pretty high. I am naturally chunky & manage to stay below 24.9% (overweight)... for now at least.
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