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Children's Weight

For information about children's weight.

If you are concerned about the weight or growth of a child under the age of four years, please contact our Health Visiting team on 0204 551 1414 or

Children in primary schools are weighed and measured in Reception and Year 6 as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). If your child has been measured this year and you would like to discuss their results, please contact our School Health and Wellbeing team on 0204 551 1414 or

For children over 2 years old, you can check your child’s growth by visiting the NHS BMI calculator entering your child's height, weight, age and sex. For further information please visit the NHS Children’s weight page.

For guidance and support about talking to your child about weight in a positive way, please download this guide aimed at parents and carers of children aged 4-11 years old.