ID

348-270 (HNFE-916P)

Authors as Published

Authored by Amy Rasor, Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech; Kathryn Branstad, Former Graduate Student, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech; and Elena Serrano, Extension Specialist, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech


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There is no one healthy weight for all children. Children come in different sizes and shapes. Some children are naturally petite. Others have bigger builds, larger bones, or greater muscle mass that can result in a heavier weight. They also grow at different rates. Any weight that supports growth, learning, development, fitness, and well-being can be a healthy weight.


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Publication Date

February 19, 2020