Promoting optimal monitoring of child growth in Canada: using the new WHO growth charts.

  title={Promoting optimal monitoring of child growth in Canada: using the new WHO growth charts.},
  author={Donna J Secker},
  journal={Canadian journal of dietetic practice and research : a publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue canadienne de la pratique et de la recherche en dietetique : une publication des Dietetistes du Canada},
  volume={71 1},
  • Donna J Secker
  • Published 2010 in
    Canadian journal of dietetic practice and…
Growth monitoring and promotion of optimal growth are essential components of primary health care for infants and children. Serial measurements of weight, height/length for all children, and head circumference for infants and toddlers, compared with the growth of a large sample population of children depicted on a selected growth chart help to confirm a child’s healthy growth and development. It also allows early identification of potential nutritional or health problems and enables prompt… CONTINUE READING


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