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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 2 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 3 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 4 on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:50 AM
They are ridiculous.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 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 6 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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