Body Mass Index Program
The statewide analysis of BMI data collected in Arkansas’s public schools includes overall childhood obesity trends in Arkansas including weight classification percentages by school district, school, and grade. In addition to the statewide report, school and district-level aggregate data is available and may be used in the preparation of grant applications and other funding requests to secure support for a variety of interventions.
Data for the most recent school year is included in the school and district level dashboard below. When a district is selected, the combined information is displayed for all of the participating schools in that district. BMI classification is presented for male and female students for all grades where there are at least 10 students in each weight category for that grade. BMI is defined and the formula is displayed in the statewide BMI report linked below.
State Reports - Arkansas Assessment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
The following reports include statewide analysis of BMI data collected in public schools including overall childhood obesity trends in Arkansas, and weight classification percentages by gender, grade and ethnicity. Appendices included in the report show overall results by school, school district and by county.
Resources for School Personnel
Arkansas School and Nursing Staff
BMI reporting now done through eSchools: Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner’s memo on eSchools BMI reporting
If you have any questions, please email BMI@achi.net.
- BMI Calculator
- Health Care Provider Information (Free CME)
- Children’s Health Advisory Committee Recommendation
- Arkansas Coordinated School Health
- Rules from Arkansas Department of Education regarding BMI measurements
- Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards in Arkansas Public Schools