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Guidance documents provide a widely accepted protocol on a variety of topics. Although guidance documents communicate information that is widely accepted and used in the profession, guidance documents are not official NASPE position statements . The following guidance documents are available:
Although NASPE does not offer a position on the use of Body Mass Index (BMI) in school settings, NASPE supports the recommendations set forth by the CDC:
NASPE currently does not have an established standard for health and physical education professionals when taking BMI readings of students in their setting. However, BMI is one of the tests used in FITNESSGRAM, the assessment component of the NASPE Physical Best curriculum.