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9 October 2014
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9 October 2014, Comments: 0

In a response to the country’s growing childhood obesity epidemic, the HSE has launched a new initiative to monitor weight in young schoolchildren and take action on their weight problems.

The HSE, in collaboration with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), is starting a growth monitoring project as part of the school healthcheck among junior and senior infants in four pilot sites around the country.

Children of consenting parents will have their height, weight and growth plotted, and all parents will get their child’s results along with the regular results of sight and hearing tests in a sealed envelope to be taken home by the child…

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