Children’s physical health resources

Your military child’s health is important, and there are many resources that offer useful facts, tips, and strategies to boost his or her wellness.

HealthyChildren.org

Learn ways to nurture your child’s physical fitness, nutrition, and mental fitness—whether your little one is a newborn or getting ready to attend college—with information from this health and wellness website from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Preschooler growth charts

Enter your child’s sex, age, height, and weight and find out where he or she falls on this growth chart from USDA’s MyPlate.gov.

BMI calculator for children and teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) online calculator provides Body Mass Index (BMI) and corresponding BMI-for-age percentiles for children and teens ages 2–19.

Puberty and growing up

Kids, teens, parents, and teachers can get the facts on nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, and sexual health from KidsHealth.org.

Teen sexual health

Teens can learn all about sexual health—including puberty, menstruation, infections, birth control, and much more—from KidsHealth.org.

Nutrition from preconception to the teen years [PDF]

Military Service Members can learn about their children’s nutritional needs during pregnancy, birth, infancy, childhood, and teen years in this guide from the Navy's Fleet and Family Readiness program.