This guide introduces the charts, shares key features and illustrates how to perform accurate anthropometric measurements. This chart shows key steps to take when assessing growth of children years and key messages for discussions on growth. This evidence-based set of guidelines for pediatric primary healthcare practitioners covers growth and nutrition monitoring, development, immunizations, physical exams and more. This statement presents recommendations and the rationale for implementation of the growth charts for monitoring children's growth. WHO Growth Charts for Canada The WHO Growth Charts for Canada for monitoring the growth of infants and children in the public health and primary care settings were redesigned and reissued in March , and were reviewed again in This self-instructional training package has been designed for the convenience of busy practitioners to support and enhance their understanding of the use and interpretation of the WHO Growth Charts Adapted for Canada.
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Anyone who measures a child, plots or interprets charts should be suitably trained, or be supervised by someone qualified to do so. Home Resources. Growth is an important indicator of a child's health. Our charts allow health professionals to plot and measure your child's height and weight from birth to young adulthood.