The percentage of overweight children is growing at an alarming rate, with 1 out of 3 in the United States now considered overweight or obese. Tanita is working to combat this epidemic by introducing a new line of FDA cleared scales that are designed for our younger generation. Weight and body mass index (BMI) alone can be misleading. Tanita's new line of child body fat scales are desgined to give parent, educators, and care givers a true picture of children's health and fitness levels. These scales are designed for children ages five to seventeen years old, taking each gender's physical developmental milestones into account for accurate masurements. Boys increase their fat mass until puberty and then replace fat with lean body mass; girls continue to increase their body fat levels as puberty progresses. Standard scales and BMI charts cannot distinguish fat from lean body mass. Tanita's new body fat scales provide a more accurate picture of health and fitness by measuring and classifying healthy body fat levels for children.
Cleared by the FDA - all Tanita monitors have undergone a stringent review by the FDA to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality, and most accurate, products on the market. Your confidence is our priority. Tanita body fat and body composition scales are FDA cleared, IS YOURS? If not, return it and buy the real thing.