Handheld Calculator for Parents Helps Deter Childhood Obesity

The Tonus PE BMI & Growth Calculator helps parents track their child's growth rate by providing BMI, height, and weight percentiles, along with a weight status category. Keeping track helps parents watch for signs of childhood obesity.

Sequoia Fitness Products USA has recently launched its second health and fitness product, the Tonus PE BMI & Growth Calculator. This handheld is designed for parents to monitor their children's growth statistics and to help monitor against the onset of childhood obesity.

The unit automatically calculates children's Body Mass Index (BMI), BMI Percentile, Height and Weight Percentiles, and Weight Status Category (underweight, normal, risk of overweight, overweight). Typically this information is provided only once a year in an annual checkup, so now parents can get this info at the touch of a button.

BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most children and teens. Percentiles are the most commonly used indicator to assess the size and growth patterns of individual children in the United States. The percentile indicates the relative position of the child's BMI number among children of the same sex and age.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends monitoring children's BMI percentile starting at age 2 in order to help parents monitor their child's physical status. Instructions and BMI information is included in the package.

In addition, pediatricians are encouraged to use the Tonus PE. The calculations are based on formulas from the CDC and will provide quicker and more accurate information than graphical charts, which for the most part are only estimating the results.

“The advantage of the Tonus PE BMI & Growth Calculator is that you can monitor a child's most important health metrics at the touch of a button. You don't have to wait for an annual pediatrician visit to wonder how your kids are growing,” states Matt Chalek, spokesperson for Sequoia Fitness Products USA.

One 4-position button controls all the functions and entries by loading base information to the LCD, so users can get results in seconds by pressing the up, down, and enter positions.

For more information, please visit www.sequoiafitness.com, email info@sequoiafitness.com, or call 720-339-5962.

Sequoia Fitness Products USA is a Colorado company interested in the development and acquisition of health and fitness products. The company is actively seeking distribution opportunities and independent selling organizations.


Sequoia Fitness Donates Product to Fight Childhood Obesity

Sequoia Fitness Products USA recently made its 2011 goodwill contributions in its effort to fight childhood obesity. Valued at over $35000, the company donated several thousand Tonus PE Growth and BMI Calculators. These devices are used to monitor children's BMI, height, and ...read more

Handheld Unit Determines BMI, Fat %, Lean Body Mass to Improve Health

Sequoia Fitness Products USA has recently launches its first health and fitness tool, the Tonus Body Mass Calculator. This portable unit lets users determine their BMI (Body Mass Index), Body Fat, and Lean Body Mass at the touch of a single button – all easy ways to monitor ...read more

Saucony Ramps Up Fight Against Childhood Obesity

LEXINGTON, MA (August 29, 2012) – Today, a third of American children are overweight or obese, posing a serious health threat to the future of our kids. This September, in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Saucony, Inc., a leading global supplier of ...read more

Saucony Run For Good Honors National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

LEXINGTON, MA — September 16, 2010 — The Saucony Run For Goodsm Foundation, established to help combat childhood obesity by providing financial support to community-based youth running programs, has announced its support for the first ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness ...read more


New company distributing handheld product to measure BMI

With the measure of good health having moved over the decades from body weight to body fat to body mass, calculating a number to determine wellness has become more difficult. The "body mass index," known as BMI, uses a rather complicated formula that sounds Greek to most ...read more

Star Trac, USC and Dumbell Man Tackle Childhood Obesity

Irvine, CA – July 10, 2007 – Star Trac, an international leader in the commercial fitness industry, is working together with USC and The Dumbell Man, a premier Los Angeles-area fitness equipment dealer, to fight childhood obesity through the SANO LA (Strength and Nutrition ...read more

Sara Lee Corp. Partners with Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to Fight Obesity

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.-- Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE: SLE) is teaming with many food and beverage peer companies, customers and non-governmental organizations to help the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation reduce obesity by 2015. The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation will promote the ...read more

Merrell Partners with Mast General Store to Help Fight Hunger

Merrell, outdoor footwear and apparel brand, and Mast General Store are joining forces to help fight childhood hunger in local communities. For each pair of Merrell shoes purchased at Mast General Store October 14th through 31st, Merrell will fill a pack with food to feed a child ...read more

Children’s Hospital Boston Receives $1 Million from New Balance Foundation for Obesity Research

September 15, 2008 – BOSTON, MA -- Boston's most at-risk children andfamilies will receive critical nutrition care and counseling thanks to a $1million grant over the next three years from the New Balance Foundation tosupport Children's Hospital Boston's Optimal Weight for Life ...read more