These tools are created and maintained by the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center which houses laboratories of varied disciplines, a vast array of state-of-the-art equipment, a greenhouse, observation labs and accommodations for research volunteers, a metabolic kitchen and an elite group of scientists conducting groundbreaking research.
Pediatric DXA References
The DXA calculators work with national pediatric normative data and provide reference charts for bone mineral content, density, and fat- and fat-free mass based on age and on height.
Pediatric Blood Pressure References
This calculator can help to determine whether a child has a healthy blood pressure for his/her height, age and gender. Recently updated on the new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric.
Children's BMI & Energy Requirement Calculator
Use this calculator to determine whether a child is at a healthy weight for his/her height, age and sex.
HealthyMe is a set of tools designed to estimate a child’s Health Status, including indexes of obesity and body fat, activity and energy, daily eating patterns, and fitness levels.