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The Ideal Body Weight for a 7-Year-Old

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author image Stephanie M. Beaudette MEd., RDN
Based in Colorado, Stephanie M. Beaudette has been a registered dietitian/nutritionist for over 18 years providing nutrition education and training to healthcare providers and the public. She received her Master of Education in nutrition sciences from the University of Cincinnati. Beaudette has extensive experience in prenatal nutrition, women's health, weight management and promoting overall health and wellness.
The Ideal Body Weight for a 7-Year-Old
There is a wide range of acceptable weights for a 7-year-old. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Many parents wonder whether their child is at a healthy weight. Your pediatrician or healthcare provider will likely use a growth chart to monitor your child's weight at each office visit. While each young person is different, there is an acceptable range of weight based on age -- as well as height -- for your child. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides reference charts to monitor and assess weight in children from age 2 to 20 years.

Weight Range

Based on age alone, a 7-year-old boy weighing between 40 and 72 pounds is within the 3rd to 97th percentile range with most boys -- 50 percent -- weighing 50 pounds. A 7-year-old girl weighing between 39 and 74 pounds is within the same 3rd to 97th percentile range with most weighing 51 pounds. Your child is considered to be at a healthy weight between the 5th and 84th percentile. Your healthcare provider can further assess your child's overall diet and health and provide recommendations for weight loss or gain if needed.

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