Pediatrics/Paediatrics - Child Growth

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Growth monitoring and the promotion of optimal nutrition are critical aspects of health care for all children (1). Growth monitoring assists in confirming a child’s healthy growth and development and assists in the early identification of potential nutrition or health problems. 
Growth faltering can occur anytime during childhood, although it is most common during the first two to three years of life (2). Preterm infants, infants and children with medical conditions affecting the
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Last Updated: 2022-05-04