MISSOULA COUNTY BMI PROJECT
AND RESEARCH

Let's Move! Missoula is rooted in research that empowers us to understand the issue of childhood obesity and more specifically the health disparities and barriers to health within our community. Through national research and local data, we devise strategies to improve the health of all kids and residents.

 

Missoula County BMI Surveillance Project

LM!M has collected the body mass index (BMI) measurements from third graders in Missoula County for 9 years. The Missoula County BMI Surveillance Project tracks our population's health. It is not used for individual diagnostic or screening. Measurements are completely anonymous and children may opt out. The CDC recommends BMI for population health. 

Some research that informed our work:

Physical Activity in School Settings

General Physical Activity

Creating a Healthy Place

Obesity