National Child Measurement Programme
The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight of children in reception class (aged 4 to 5 years) and year 6 (aged 10 to 11 years) to assess overweight and obesity levels in children within primary schools. This data can be used at a national level to support local public health initiatives and inform the local planning and delivery of services for children.
The School Nurse teams collect the measurements of children in school and provide follow-up support for children and families at the parents request.
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust can provide whole family support via its Zing service.