Overview of the CDC Growth Charts - About This Course

Content

The CDC growth reference charts described in this training course apply only to children and teens  aged 2 years to 20 years. There are six sections in this course:

  1. What Growth Charts Are Recommended for Use?
  2. Clinical Growth Charts Available on the Web.
  3. Features of the CDC Growth Charts.
  4. The CDC Growth Chart Reference Population.
  5. Using the CDC Growth Charts.
  6. Summary.

Self-assessment questions are included in each section. Supplemental materials are also available, including a reference list.

Target Audience

The target audience includes health care providers such as nutritionists, registered nurses, pediatricians, and other providers who measure and assess growth of children and teens.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the training, you will be able to

  1. Select the CDC Growth Charts for children and teens aged 2 years to 20 years on the web that are appropriate for your setting.
  2. Describe the reference population used to develop the CDC Growth Charts for children and teens aged 2 years to 20 years.  
  3. Use the CDC Growth Charts to plot anthropometric measurements for children and teens aged 2 years to 20 years.

The CDC clinical growth charts are available at https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/clinical_charts.htm.

ESTIMATED TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE MODULE

To read through text: 25-30 minutes

To read through text and complete exercises: 35-40 minutes

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