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1

What are the BMI thresholds for each weight status?

<18.0 = underweight

18.0 - 24.9 = healthy weight

25.0 - 29.9 = overweight

30.0 - 39.9 = obese

40.0+ = severely obese

2

Above which centiles on a growth chart are you clinically

a) overweight

b) obese?

a) Overweight is > 91st centile

b) Obese is > 98th centile

3

How much physical activity is recommended per day for

a) children over 5

b) children under 5 who can walk?

a) Children < 5 = 1 hr per day

b) Under 5 but walking = 3 hrs of walking per day

4

Less than how much screen time is recommendended for children?

< 2 hrs

5

How much fruit and veg is recommended for children each day?

How much of it should be veg?

5 a day

3 portions of veg

6

What does Z score mean in terms of growth charts?

How many standard deviations above or below normal you are

7

What reduction in SDs is needed per year to reduce an obese child's chances of CHD?

- 0.10 to - 0.25 SDs

8

With intervention, how many SDs will an obese child lose per year on average?

- 0.20 to - 0.30 SDs

9

What is the target weight loss per year for an obese adult?

< 5% of total weight per year

10

When is bariatric surgery indicated for obese children?

> 3.5 SDs above healthy weight