The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that health care providers in primary care settings
- Use the World Health Organization (WHO) growth standard charts for children aged birth to less than 2 years regardless of type of feeding, to monitor growth in the United States (Grummer-Strawn, Reinold, Krebs, 2010).
- Use the CDC growth reference charts for children and teens aged 2 years up to 20 years to monitor growth in the United States (Grummer-Strawn, Reinold, Krebs, 2010).
The CDC growth charts provide health care providers with a tool to assess the growth of children and teens aged 2 years to 20 years.
CDC promotes the use of the CDC growth charts for all racial and ethnic groups.