National Child Measurement Programme
New NCMP 2011/12 data and resources
Headline report and data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre
View data on the prevalence and determinants of child obesity for Local Authorities (LAs) in England and compare to regional and national figures
PowerPoint slide set presenting key data and information on child obesity in clear, easy to understand charts and graphics
The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is an important element of the Government’s work programme on childhood obesity, and is operated jointly by the Department of Health (DH) and the Department for Education (DfE). The NCMP was established in 2006.
Every year, as part of the NCMP, children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) have their height and weight measured during the school year to inform local planning and delivery of services for children; and gather population-level surveillance data to allow analysis of trends in growth patterns and obesity.
The NCMP also helps to increase public and professional understanding of weight issues in children and is a useful vehicle for engaging with children and families about healthy lifestyles and weight issues.
The Obesity Learning Centre website hosts a NCMP network area with information on the NCMP, latest news items, and links to resources. There are also discussion boards to post and discuss NCMP work. This network area is closed access; new users will need to register before accessing the resources.
Please send any queries regarding the NCMP that you would like to be answered by NOO to email@example.com.