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5. References

Guo S, Roche AF, Fomon SJ, et al. Reference data on gains in weight and length during the first two years of life. Journal of Pediatrics. 1991; 119:355-362.

Institute of Medicine. WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria: A Scientific Assessment. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1996.

Kessler, DP, Dawson, P. Failure to Thrive and Pediatric Undernutrition: A Transdisciplinary Approach. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company. 1999. Available at

Mei Z, Grummer-Strawn LM, Pietrobelli A, Goulding A, Goran MI, Dietz WH. Three screening indices for body composition: which is the best indicator of overweight and underweight in children and adolescents? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Forthcoming.

Needlman, R.D. Assessment of growth. In Behrman, R.E., Kleigman, R.M., and Jenson, H.B. (eds.), Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 2000. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. WIC Policy Memorandum, 98-9, Nutrition Risk Criteria. Available from state WIC agencies.

World Health Organization. Physical status: The use and interpretation of anthropometry. WHO Technical Report Series 854. Geneva. 1995.


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