Childhood Growth Measurement

The Childhood Growth Measurement initiative aims to enhance growth monitoring practices and child health outcomes by ensuring accurate and reliable measurements for infants, children and adolescents (0 - 19 years of age) across all care settings.

Accurate, reliable measurements are fundamental to growth monitoring and to making sound clinical judgments on the appropriateness of a child’s pattern of growth. Three key components for accurate measuring are:

  • regularly calibrated, quality equipment
  • standardized measurement techniques
  • trained, reliable measurers