The Measure Me app has been developed to calculate the BMI SDS and to identify if the child is a healthy weight or overweight. Parents and healthcare professionals need to know whether their child/paediatric patient is overweight so that they can address the issue as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the measurement of weight alone is not at all helpful for parents / healthcare professionals in terms of working our whether their child is at the correct weight. This is because height is also required but while in adults the BMI can be calculated relatively easily, in children the BMI SDS (Standard Deviation Score) must be calculated as children are still growing and adults are not.
The Measure Me app has been developed by Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street and University College Dublin. It has been unconditionally supported by Consilient Health.
The app is available to download on your mobile or tablet by entering “Measure Me” in the Apple iStore or the Google Play Store
Paula Mee Patient Booklet
Consilient Health and Amgen have co-sponsored a patient booklet called “Eat well for bone health “. The booklet which is written by Irish Dietician Paula Mee, is for patients who are either at risk of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis or have been diagnosed with one of these bone conditions.
The booklet provides information on optimal levels of nutrition for bone health including Calcium and Vitamin D. Copies of the booklet are available from your local sales representative or by calling 01 2057760.