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World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Standards/Charts

As of May 27, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has adopted the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendation to use the WHO growth standards for infants and children, birth to 24 months.  USDA has revised and added WIC nutrition risk criteria to incorporate the WHO growth standards.  California WIC will implement these risk criteria by October 1, 2012.  The following provides further information:


General Information

  • Webinar


  • WHO Growth Charts - Training

  • In-service PowerPoint Slides (PowerPoint, 80 MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Facilitator's Guide (PDF, 50.6 MB)Opens a new browser window
  • Trainee Workbook (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • WHO Provider Presentation User Guide (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • WHO Seven Minute Overview (PowerPoint)Opens a new browser window
  • WHO Seven Minute Condensed Chart (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • WHO Job Aid (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • WHO Talking Points (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • WHO Presentation Labels (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • WHO Cover Labels (PDF)Opens a new browser window

  • Nutrition Questionnaire Samples

  • Nutrition Questionnaire - A10 Underweight (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • Nutrition Questionnaire - A11 Risk of Underweight (PDF)Opens a new browser window 
  • Nutrition Questionnaire - A30 High Weight for Length (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • Nutrition Questionnaire - A31 Short Stature High Risk (PDF)Opens a new browser window

  • Growth Guides

  • Birth to 24 Months & 2 - 5 years (English, PDF)Opens a new browser windowupdated
  • Birth to 24 Months & 2 - 5 years (Spanish, PDF)Opens a new browser windowupdated

  • References/Resources

  • Connecting with Providers about WHO - Coming soon
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    Last modified on: 4/25/2013 7:54 AM