Broward County School District BMI Screening Procedure by nTG0yV

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									 Broward County School
        District
BMI Screening Procedure
  BMI Screening Procedure
BMI   stands for Body Mass Index.

We  used to call this “Heights and Weights”
 before the year 2000.

BMI’s  recognize the different growth
 patterns among the many different
 ethnicities of children in the U.S.A.
  BMI Screening Procedure
Grades   to be screened are: 1,3 and 6.

BMI   Screening results must be entered
 into terms for each student

Data from our Broward County Schools
 BMI’s will assist the U.S. Center for
 Disease Control in fighting the growing
 problem of childhood obesity.
       Getting ready for BMI
            Screening:
• For 1st Graders - copy a sufficient number of BMI
  Growth Charts or order BMI Growth Charts from
  Printing Department.
• Use pink paper for girls and blue paper for boys to
  assure that the correct BMI Growth Chart is used.
      Getting ready for BMI
           screening:



• For 3rd and 6th Graders - collect BMI Growth Charts
  started in 1st Grade from the students’ cumulative
  records.
• Continue using the same BMI Growth Chart in 3rd
  Grade and then, 6th Grade.
Taking student heights:
             Use of the height
             bar on a clinic
             balance scale is
             NOT recommended;
              it is not accurate
             because the scale
             platform sinks when
             the child stands on
             it.
Taking student heights


             It’s not pretty,

             but it’s accurate!
Taking student heights
             In a private location,

             Tape 2 yardsticks to a
             wall,

             Or, a measuring tape
             for 1st Graders…3rd
             and 6th Graders will be
             too tall for a standard
             measuring tape!
Taking student heights
             Have student remove
             shoes.
             Have student stand with
             their back against the
             wall.
             Place a ruler or other
             flat object at the top of
             student’s head to make
             it easier to read the
             measurement.
Taking student heights
             Record height on
             student’s BMI
             Growth Chart on line
             under “Stature”.

             Record height to the
             nearest 1/8th inch or
             0.1 centimeter
         Taking student weights

   Place scale in a private
    location. Student’s
    weight must be kept
    confidential.
          Taking student weights

   A clinic balance scale or an
    electronic digital scale may
    be used.
   An inexpensive electronic
    digital scale is ok to use,
    and will be easier to read,
    as well as easier to move.
   Do NOT use an old
    fashioned spring balance
    scale.
        Taking student weights

   Have student remove
    shoes.

   Have student stand
    on scale.
        Taking student weights

   Record weight on BMI
    Growth Chart to the
    nearest 1/4 pound or
    0.1 kilogram.
            English or Metric?




 Either   is okay.

 Accuracy of the measurement is the most
  important thing!
           Finding the BMI

• A variety of different methods are available to
  find the student’s BMI using the student’s
  height and weight.

• Make sure to use only a Children’s BMI
  calculation method. An Adult calculation
  method will make your BMI results incorrect.
    Finding the BMI number



• Print the 19 page BMI Table found on Health
  Education Services website on
  www.browardschools.com
• Find the student’s BMI by locating the student’s
  height and weight on the table.
    Finding the BMI number



• Use a BMI Wheel - all Broward County public schools
  were given one by the Broward County Health
  Department in 2008. The BMI Wheels are usually
  kept in the school clinic.
• Match the student’s height and weight on the wheel
  and find the BMI number in the window.
    Finding the BMI number



• Go online to www.cdc.gov and find the Child and
  Teen BMI Calculator.

• Enter the student’s height, weight, birth date, and
  date the measurements were taken. The BMI
  number will be automatically calculated.
    Finding the BMI number



• There’s an app for that!

• There is a Children’s BMI Calculator application for
  web enabled cell phones. You will need the student’s
  height, weight and age.
       Recording the BMI




 Place a large dot on the BMI Growth
  Chart at the point where the BMI number
  and the student’s age intersect.
       If BMI is between 5%
             and 85%:



 Place the BMI Growth Chart in the student’s
  cumulative record (in the health folder).
 This student is a healthy weight.
       If BMI is below 5%:
 Send these 3 forms to student’s
  parent/guardian:
   BMI Referral Letter,
   BMI Referral Resources List,
   And, a copy of the BMI Growth Chart


 This student is underweight.
     If BMI is between 85
          and 95%:
Send these 3 forms to student’s
 parent/guardian:
   BMI Referral Letter,
  BMI Referral Resources List,
  And a copy of the BMI Growth Chart.
This student is overweight.
     If BMI is above 95%:

Send these 3 forms to student’s
 parent/guardian:
  BMI Referral Letter,
  BMI Referral Resources List, and
  Copy of BMI Growth Chart.
This student is obese.
 The BMI Referral Letter must be signed
  by parent/guardian and by healthcare
  provider.
 The BMI Referral Letter must be
  returned to school to complete the
  referral process.
 The returned BMI Referral Letter and the
  student’s BMI Growth Chart are to be
  placed in the student’s cumulative record
  (in health folder).
        Reporting the BMI
• Fill out the BMI Screening Results Summary
  found on the Health Education Services
  website on www.browardschools.com
• Send results to Health Education Services,
  KC Wright Building.
• Results should be sent as soon as your
  school finishes taking BMI’s. BMI results are
  due in late April every year. Refer to the
  Principal’s Memo Health Packet (the PMP) for
  the exact due date this school year.
       Reporting the BMI


• Each school must enter each 1st, 3rd or
  6th Grade student’s BMI results into
  terms on the AO6 Health Panel.
          Reporting the BMI
• 3 Results items need to be entered into
  terms:

• First BMI Results AO6 Health panel line:
  –   Y = student is a healthy weight (5%-85%),
  –   N = student is a referral,
  –   U = unable to screen student, or
  –   P = Parent requests no screening be done
       Reporting the BMI
• Second BMI Results AO6 Health panel
  line:

  – Date when height and weight was taken.
       Reporting the BMI
• Third BMI Results AO6 Health panel
  line:

  – 0521 = student is a healthy weight (5% to
    85%)
  – 0522 = student is underweight (below 5%)
  – 0523 = student is overweight (85% to 95%)
  – 0524 = student is obese (Over 95%)
Good Luck with your BMI
      Screenings!
Please contact Health Education
   Services Department with
    questions about the BMI
          Screenings.

								
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