The PedsDocTalk Podcast

43: Percentiles, BMI, and Body Image: We're More Than Just a Number on the Scale.

November 11, 2020 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
43: Percentiles, BMI, and Body Image: We're More Than Just a Number on the Scale.
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The PedsDocTalk Podcast
43: Percentiles, BMI, and Body Image: We're More Than Just a Number on the Scale.
Nov 11, 2020
Dr. Mona Amin

A healthy body image is one of the most important things I want to teach our children. How they look at their bodies, how they view food, and how they value themselves more than how they look is so important. 

The medical community is guilty of causing issues with body image on how we sometimes report weight, percentiles, and BMI. The medical community doesn't take into consideration genetics and various body types when they come up with these "standards of health."

On this episode, I welcome back Jessica Gust. She is a mother and Pediatric Dietician (@elementnutrition.kids on Instagram). 

We discuss when percentiles are helpful, how they should be used, why we both don't love BMIs, how we tie in eating habits to body image, and how we can create a healthy body image for our children.

Tune in to learn so much on this very important topic. 

Remember to follow @pedsdoctalk and @elementnutrition.kids on Instagram to finish the conversation. 

Show Notes

A healthy body image is one of the most important things I want to teach our children. How they look at their bodies, how they view food, and how they value themselves more than how they look is so important. 

The medical community is guilty of causing issues with body image on how we sometimes report weight, percentiles, and BMI. The medical community doesn't take into consideration genetics and various body types when they come up with these "standards of health."

On this episode, I welcome back Jessica Gust. She is a mother and Pediatric Dietician (@elementnutrition.kids on Instagram). 

We discuss when percentiles are helpful, how they should be used, why we both don't love BMIs, how we tie in eating habits to body image, and how we can create a healthy body image for our children.

Tune in to learn so much on this very important topic. 

Remember to follow @pedsdoctalk and @elementnutrition.kids on Instagram to finish the conversation.