February 2012: On-line learning package for the WHO growth charts adapted for Canada

A free 5-module web-based learning package is now available at: www.dietitians.ca/growthcharttraining
Each of the 5 modules provides ~ 45 – 60 minutes of self-instruction and is accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 5 Mainpro-M1 credits. Module topics include:

  1. Introduction to the WHO growth charts
  2. Monitoring growth: measurements and calculations
  3. Interpreting the WHO growth charts
  4. Childhood obesity
  5. Counselling to support healthy growth and development

Developed by Dietitians of Canada in collaboration with CPS, CFPC, CHNC, Canadian Obesity Network, National Aboriginal Health Organization, and NutriSTEP.

BMI calculator and BMI table links

    http://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Assess-Yourself/Assess-Your-BMI/BMI-Children.aspx

BMI table links

    http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Miscellaneous/BMI-Tables-for-Children.aspx
    http://www.dietitians.ca/Downloadable-Content/Public/0911-0189-BMI_Metric.aspx
    http://www.dietitians.ca/Downloadable-Content/Public/0911-0189-BMI_Imperial.aspx