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Review of height & weight techniques


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Review of height & weight techniques

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Review of height & weight techniques

  3. 3. WEIGHT A key anthropometric measurement A sensitive indicator of current nutritional status Uses reference values for age or height or both of the population  Measure of total body mass; summation of fat, body fluids, skeleton & lean cell mass
  4. 4. STANDARDIZED WEIGHT MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES Place the platform scale firmly on a level or flat surface. Check accuracy of the scale by bringing the sliding lever or dial to zero. Make sure that the pointer is exactly at the middle. The use of standard weight is recommended to ensure accuracy of the scale while being used.
  5. 5. If the scale is accurate, begin assessments. Ask the child to remove extra layers of clothing, jewelry, and any items in his/her pockets. Remove shoes and socks. Let the child stand at the center of the scale without touching anything, with hands hanging & relaxed on sides. Ask the child to step on the scale carefully. Ensure that the body weight is evenly distributed between both feet. Record the data. STANDARDIZED WEIGHT MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES
  6. 6. HEIGHT  Assesses linear dimension composed of legs, pelvis, spine and the skull  A sensitive indicator of current nutritional status  Uses reference values for age or height or both of the population
  7. 7. STANDARDIZED HEIGHT MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES  Tape the uppermost tip and middle part of the steel tape to a flat wall surface keeping it straight.  Request the child to remove his/her shoes or slippers, any headgear, Hairclips or braids.  Instruct the child to stand erect and looking straight ahead. Legs together, bringing the ankles or knees together.
  8. 8. STANDARDIZED HEIGHT MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES  Let the child stand straight against the steel tape with feet and heels parallel together, buttocks, shoulders and back of head touching the wall.  The child’s head is positioned in the Frankfurt Horizontal Plane.  Place the triangular ruler on top of the child’s head.  Record the data. The measurement is recorded to the nearest 0.1centimeter.
  9. 9.  Enter the name, birthday, weight (kg), height (m), sex and date of weighing in the Nutritional Status Record. DO NOT forget to record the date of weighing.  Using the developed BMI Software, the Body Mass Index (BMI) and the Nutritional Status (NS) of the child is automatically determined. RECORDING THE DATA
  10. 10. REMINDERS ON THE SUBMISSION OF NUTRITION REPORTS JULY 15 -Baseline Nutritional Status (Elementary/Secondary) - List of Schools Implementing Applied Nutrition Program (ANP) JULY - AUGUST - Terminal Reports with Pictorials (or schools implementing SBFP only) JULY 25 - 2013 Nutrition Month Celebration MONTHLY - Canteen Reports (by School/District)