New growth charts for children aged 2-18 years launch today [3 Jun]– designed to be more simple, accurate and relevant than previous versions.

The charts, developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, combine data from the WHO growth standards up to age 4 years and the UK 1990 growth reference from 4 -18 years.

Features include BMI lookup, puberty assessment and adult height predictor.

Further information and training materials on growth charts are available at: www.growthcharts.rcpch.ac.uk