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43: Percentiles, BMI, and Body Image: We're More Than Just a Number on the Scale. - The PedsDocTalk Podcast

A healthy body image is one of the most important things I want to teach our children. How they look at their bodies, how they view food, and how they value themselves more than how they look is so important. The medical community is guilty of cau...

Percentiles, BMI, and Body Image: We’re More Than Just a Number on the Scale

On this episode, I welcome back Jessica Gust. She is a mother and Pediatric Dietician ( on Instagram).

We discuss when percentiles are helpful, how they should be used, why we both don’t love BMIs, how we tie in eating habits to body image, and how we can create a healthy body image for our children.

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