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Promoting Optimal Monitoring of Child Growth in Canada: Using the New WHO Growth Charts. Collaborative Public Policy Statement

Abstract: The release of the WHO Growth Standards and Growth References has prompted a re-evaluation of which growth charts are appropriate for monitoring and assessing the growth of Canadian children. Promoting Optimal Monitoring of Child Growth in Canada: Using the New WHO Growth Charts was developed collaboratively by Dietitians of Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society, The College of Family Physicians of Canada and Community Health Nurses of Canada. This collaborative statement is intended for use as a practice guideline for health professionals. The desired outcome is the promotion of consistent practices in monitoring growth and assessing patterns of linear growth and weight gain in infants, children and adolescents to support healthy child growth and development.

Resource Information

Date

June 1, 2018

Author

Dietitians of Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and Community Health Nurses of Canada

Type

Evidence Summary, Report, Strategy/Framework

Setting

Community-at-large

Age

Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Equity, Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight | Obesity

Language

English

Jurisdiction

National, International

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