Jumping to better health!
Is your child obese, slightly overweight, or just a warning sign about future disease. Its important to know the differences in Bodyfat and BMI.
A BMI of 18 to 24 is considered norm (acefitness.org/calculators/BMI-calculator/aspx)
In the end, the BMI may not tell you about your child's general health and wellness right now, but may be an excellent indicator about potential future disease (diabetes or heart disease).
Is the estimated amount of fat that makes up your son's or daughter's overall weight.
Ideal numbers are all over the internet. Understanding your body fat helps you understand your general level of fitness now.
So, use both numbers for your child to understand how they are now (body fat) and understanding their potential for systemic disease as they age!