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National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)

Every year children in reception year and year 6 are weighed and measured at school. The information is used by the NHS and Local Authority to plan and provide better health services for children.

To find out what happens in the programme and why it is important that your child is measured visit the National Child Measurement Programme page on the NHS website.

If you're concerned that your child might be underweight or overweight, speak to your GP, school nurse or health visitor, who can offer advice and support.

If you require further support following the receipt of your child’s National Child Measurement programme results letter visit Better Health.

For further information around healthy eating, getting more physically active and dental health visit Start4Life or visit our healthy eating, being active and looking after your teeth pages.

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