July 31, 2017

Body Mass Index (BMI) Wheel

Written by FANTA III Project

Determining body mass index (BMI) is an inexpensive, reliable way for health workers to identify malnutrition in children over 5 years of age, adolescents, and non-pregnant, non-lactating adults. In 2014, FANTA and the Boston Children’s Hospital created the BMI wheel for health care workers in developing countries to quickly calculate BMI and BMI-for-age as well as determine a client’s nutritional status using a single time-saving tool.

How to Print the BMI Wheel

The design files for the BMI wheel are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese for organizations interested in printing the wheel for their own use.

Access to the files is given through a sublicense agreement with FHI 360 that provides the non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free right to use, make, copy, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, transmit, and translate the BMI wheel. Interested organizations should review and sign the sublicense agreement and email a signed copy to fantamail@fhi360.org.

FHI 360 will then provide the design files that can be used by a professional printer to print and assemble the wheels. To ensure accuracy of the wheel, as per the sublicense, the design files cannot be modified other than for translation.

For more information, visit FANTA’s website.

Picture of BMI wheel
Guide to using BMI Wheel