Foundations Body Composition


Name_____________________________Period________ Foundations-Body Composition
Body Composition: The ratio of lean body tissue (muscle, bone, tissue) to fat in the body
Part 1: My Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index. Children from ages 2-20 are still growing and therefore should have their
BMI plotted on a growth chart to find the appropriate percentile. Your height and weight are
constantly changing, making this a more difficult task!
Step 1: Find your height and weight and record it
HEIGHT (in inches)_______________
Step 2: Look on the chart to find your BMI, according to your height in inches and your weight.
Once you have your BMI number, plot it on the growth chart and then look at the chart (below)
to see what your percentile range is.
BMI: ________________
Circle your percentile range:
Weight Status Category Percentile Range
Less than the 5th percentile
Healthy weight
5th percentile to less than the 85th percentile
85th to less than the 95th percentile
Equal to or greater than the 95th percentile
1. What does the BMI number mean? (what is it measuring?)
2. Why can BMI be a misleading test for some people?


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