2000 and 2022 CDC and 2006 WHO Growth Charts

Welcome to the Growth Chart training web site, which offers a set of self-directed, interactive training courses for health care professionals using the pediatric growth charts in clinical and public health settings to assess growth of infants, children, and teens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that US health care practitioners in primary care settings use:

In 2022, CDC extended BMI-for-Age growth charts for children and adolescents with severe obesity. Learn more about these changes.

  • World Health Organization (WHO) growth standard charts to monitor the growth of children aged birth to younger than 2 years regardless of type of feeding.
  • CDC 2000 growth reference charts to monitor growth of children aged 2 to 20 years.
  • 2022 extended BMI-for-age growth charts for children and adolescents with very high BMI (above the 97th percentile). BMI is body mass index.
Computer Programs

Growth chart related computer programs include:

  • Epi InfoTM 7 and the Nutrition Project tool
  • SAS Program
  • R Packages

In 2022, the American Academy of Pediatrics published the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obesity, which are evidence-based recommendations on medical care for those age 2 and older.

This training provides US health care practitioners with expertise on using and interpreting the growth charts. Users can complete any or all of the training courses in the desired sequence and at no cost. Each course includes learning objectives, text, and examples. The training takes about 30-minutes to read through, or about 40-minutes to read through and complete the Test Your Knowledge sections.

The training courses include:

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