New infant and child growth charts, based on the WHO Growth Standards and WHO Growth References, have recently been recommended for use in Canada by leading health professional associations – Dietitians of Canada (DC), Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). These new growth charts are consistent with best practices for monitoring infant and child growth and development in primary care and public health settings.
It’s easy and convenient to enhance your knowledge and skills on how to use and interpret the new charts with a free 5-module self-instructional learning package available at:= http://www.dietitians.ca/growthcharttraining.
This learning package has been developed by Dietitians of Canada, in collaboration with CPS, CHNC, CFPC, Canadian Obesity Network, National Aboriginal Health Organization and NutriSTEP®. Each of the 5 modules provides approximately 45-60 minutes of self-study and is ccredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 5 Mainpro-M1 credits.
Participants may claim Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits under Section 2: Self-learning by either creating a personal learning project (2 credits per hour) or by scanning (0.5 credits per activity). Details of the framework and required documentation can be found at http://www.royalcollege.ca/shared/documents/moc_program/moc_insert_e.pdf.
It’s easy and convenient to enhance your knowledge and skills on how to use and interpret the new WHO Growth Charts.