Height and weight measurements are used to correctly assess and identify anthropometric risks such as underweight, overweight, short stature, inadequate growth and other risks for women, infants and children. These risks impact maternal and child health outcomes and are a very important part of the nutrition assessment and counseling conducted by the CPA. In addition CPAs provide referrals to healthcare providers and for other services to address serious medical conditions which may be identified. Therefore, proper measuring techniques and recording of anthropometric data correctly is an essential part of ensuring participants are assessed accurately. Join us for this one-day training to learn about the policies and procedures related to equipment maintenance, proper weighing and measuring techniques and much more.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
• Weigh an infant/child/adult using the standards on the QA checklist
• Measure the recumbent length of an infant using the standards on the QA checklist
• Measure the standing height of a woman and a child using the standards on the QA checklist
• Convert and record weights and measurements accurately
• Document maintenance and verification/calibration of anthropometry equipment
Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, CPA+, Qualified Nutritionist, CPA, Nutrition Assistants