Health for all Children

Child Surveillance Handbook 3rd Edition: Chapter 7

Links and references

  1. WHO charts –
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4. Cole TJ. Conditional reference charts to assess weight gain in British infants. Arch Dis Child. 1995; 73(1): 8–16. Note: New thrive line charts utilising the WHO standards are currently (December 2008) in preparation and will be available from Harlow Printing Limited (

5. Rudolf MC, Logan S. What is the long-term outcome for children who fail to thrive?: a systematic review.Arch Dis Child. 2005; 90(9): 925–31.

6. Raynor P, Rudolf MC. Anthropometric indices of failure to thrive. Arch Dis Child. 2000; 82(5): 364–5. Seealso Wright C. Identification and management of failure to thrive: a community perspective Arch Dis Child 2000;82:5–9.

7. University of Leeds. Clues from Children’s Mealtimes: a video and teaching manual on eating difficulties in young children. Leeds: Media Services, University of Leeds; 20XX – order from: See also Raynor P, Rudolf MC, Cooper K, et al. A randomised controlled trial of specialist health visitor intervention for failure to thrive. Arch Dis Child 1999; 80(6): 500–6. See also Raynor P, Rudolf M, Cottrell D, et al. An RCT of focused intervention and its effect on mealtime and eating behaviour in families with children diagnosed as failing to thrive (NOFTT). Arch Dis Child. 1999; 80(Suppl. 1): A62.

8. Douglas J. Psychological Treatment of Food Refusal in Young Children. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2002; 7(4): 173–80.

9. Iwaniec D. Children Who Fail to Thrive: a practical guide. Chichester: John Wiley; 2004.

10. Cole TJ. Growth monitoring with the British 1990 growth reference. Arch Dis Child. 1997; 76(1): 47–9.See also Grote FK, van Dommelen, P, Oostdijk W, et al. Developing evidence-based guidelines for referral for short stature. Arch Dis Child 2008;93:212–17. See also Fayter D, Nixon I, Hartley S, et al.Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of height screening programmes during the primary school years: a systematic review Arch Dis Child 2008;93:278–84. See also Mei Z, Grummer-Strawn LM, Thompson D, et al. Longitudinal Data From the California Child Health and Development Study.; Pediatrics 2004; 113:e-617-e627.

11. Cole TJ. A simple chart to identify non-familial short stature. Arch Dis Child 2000;82:173–76

12. Clayton PE, Cianfarani S, Czernichow P et al. Management of the Child Born Small for Gestational Age through to Adulthood: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2007; 92(3):804–10

13. Skuse D, Albanese A, Stanhope R, et al. A new stress-related syndrome of growth failure and hyperphagia in children, associated with reversibility of growth-hormone insufficiency. Lancet. 1996 Aug 10; 348(9024): 353–8.

14. The National Child Measurement Programme. Available at: (accessed 24 November 2008).

15. Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, et al. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey BMJ 2000;320:1–6

16. Gardner D S-L, Hosking J, Metcalf BS, et al. . The contribution of early weight gain to childhood overweight and metabolic health: a longitudinal study (EarlyBird 36). Pediatrics 2009;123;e67-e73


18. Hunt C, Rudolf M. Tackling Obesity with HENRY. London: Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association; December 2008. See also the e-learning course available at: (accessed 24 November 2008). See