Fenton 2013 Electronic Growth Chart

  • Plots a longitudinal Fenton 2013 growth chart, with weight, head circumference, and length
  • Calculates percentiles and Z-scores for each measurement
  • Calculates actual weekly weight change
  • Calculates weekly weight change needed to maintain current percentile
Gender (only needed if not specified in copy/paste below)
Male Female

Color-coding by inter-measurement change in weight percentiles (after 10 days)
No Yes

  • To help recognize trends over time, but not evidence-based and may be revised in the future
  • Red if change more negative than -0.06/week
  • Yellow if change more negative than -0.03/week
  • Otherwise green

Based on



  1. From Excel document, copy green area
  2. Paste into the PediTools input text area and click Submit
    • Pasting only the green area avoids sending protected health information
  3. Fenton 2013 Growth Chart will plot
    • For printing, it's best to right-click and save the plot first
  4. Percentiles, Z-scores, actual & goal weekly weight change metrics displayed

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