Growth Awareness Day
Growth Awareness Day
International Child Growth Awareness Day happens on September 20th each year and is a worldwide event, organised by ICOSEP. It aims to raise awareness among the public and health professionals about children’s growth conditions and the importance of understanding child growth rates.
This page has resources to help you share the message including: downloadable information, social media images and tweet messages to help you spread the word.
You can change your Facebook or Twitter profiles images and headers, you can text about the Day, or share some of our many stories.
And please look out for the messages we are posting through our social media pages and share them. The more we share, the more we reach! Thank you.
The images below are a sample of the artwork that was available for the 2019 Growth Awareness campaign. Please check back here in July for information relating to the 2020 campaign.
(to download the images, click on the image, then right click and choose “save image as”, you can then save it to your computer and upload it to Facebook, or Twitter as your profile or cover images)
You can use the following messages to help spread the word:
September 20 is Children’s Growth Awareness Day. Is your child growing normally? Did you know that growth delay is an early indicator of an underlying medical condition? https://bit.ly/2krCNLp #MoreThanHeight #ChildGrowthAwareness #HealthNotHeight
Growth Charts are one of the most powerful tools you can use to determine if your child is growing properly. Measuring a child & plotting them on a growth chart is easy. @HarlowPrinting https://bit.ly/2lzmDzN #ChildGrowthAwareness
In the first year of life, children should grow 7-10 inches. During the second year, an average of 5 inches. During the third year growth averages 3 inches. From age 4 years until puberty, growth should be at least 2 inches/year. https://bit.ly/2A8mYha #ChildGrowthAwareness
Height is nature’s early warning signal; a visual alarm for parents & physicians. There are hundreds of medical conditions that affect physical growth in children. https://bit.ly/2krH9lC #ChildGrowthAwareness #HealthNotHeight
Example Press Release
The following can be downloaded as a starting point for putting together your own press release for a local paper: