TITLE

GROWTH AND HEALTH

AUTHOR(S)
Turner, C. E.
PUB. DATE
December 1933
SOURCE
Education;Dec1933, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p215
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of growth status of a child as an index of his health. The first step towards this should be the use of height-weight tables to find out whether the weight of the child is appropriate. If the weight is too less or too much, the child should be treated medically. The child should also be tested for obesity. Regularly weighing of school children is an important element in a school health education program. Studies conducted in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts reported that determining the relation of children's health to the average weight is not reliable. Regular weighing of children is not concerned with diagnosing their health but is a good incentive towards healthful living. Other factors like eating habits, sickness and physical defects should also be considered while examining children's health.
ACCESSION #
21496216

 

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