Independent report

SACN applicability of WHO growth standards in the UK

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition recommendations on the use of World Health Organization growth standards in the UK.


The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) undertook a scientific risk assessment and considered the suitability and applicability of the new growth standards to infants and children aged 0 to 5 years, in the UK.

The recommendations are presented as a report, in which the relative merits of adopting the new growth standards are highlighted.

Return to the SACN home page for more information on the Committee.