Concern about proper
training for measurers is not new. In fact, in 1973 in the American
Journal of Public Health, George Christakis stated, Training
in correct techniques for weighing and measuring children and the correct
use of growth charts form the backbone of nutritional assessment of infants
and children (Christakis, 1973).
Measurers need to
understand that the work they perform must be accurately and precisely
completed on calibrated equipment. Further, they must believe the importance
of accurately recording the measurement data.