Child growth standards

Frequently asked questions


Q. Will the standards be applicable to all children?
Q. What reference data should be used for children older than 5 years?
Q. Why are new standards needed?
Q. How different are the new standards from the old growth charts?
Q. Do these new standards change current estimates of overweight and under-nutrition in children?
Q. What needs to be done/addressed/changed/improved so that all children grow well according to these standards?