National child measurement programme underway

May 2007
Paediatric Nursing;May2007, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p5
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the national child measurement program in England. It says that children in the country ages 4 to 5 and 10 to 11 are to have their height and weight measured as part of the program. Primary care trusts were requested to submit data on school children to the National Health Service (NHS) Information Centre during the remainder of the academic year. According to guidance issued by the Department of Health in April 2007, rates of obesity are increasing among young children.


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