Catering Glossary


The body mass index expresses the relationship between height and weight and serves as an orientation for healthy adult weight. BMI = body weight in kg: (height in m)². Age and gender must be taken into consideration. Ideal BMI increases with age.

  • women: underweight BMI < 19, overweight BMI > 24 
  • men: underweight BMI < 20, overweight BMI > 25