MUST Malnutrition Calculator & Little & Often Leaflet


Measuring height and weight Height • Use a height stick (stadiometer) where possible. Make sure it is correctly positioned against the wall. • Ask subject to remove shoes and to stand upright, feet flat, heels against the height stick or wall (if height stick not used). • Make sure the subject is looking straight ahead and lower the head plate until it gently touches the top of the head. • Read and document height. Weight • Use clinical scales wherever possible. Make sure they have been regularly checked for accuracy and ensure that they read zero without the subject standing on them. • Weigh subject in light clothing and without shoes. Calculation of body mass index (BMI) Actual BMI can be calculated using the following equation: Weight (kg) BMI = Height (m)2

SIPP Feed Guidelines – little and often



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