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Self-weigh for older children and teenagers (5 to 19 years old)

  • 5-11 Years
  • 11-19 Years

Self weigh clinics are for children from 5 to 19 years old. Clinics locations are spread across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in local Child and Family Centres.

Clinics run at a variety of times and days of the week. Please call us on 0300 029 50 50 for information on the times and dates of self weigh clinics for 5 to 19 year olds.

Using a self-weigh station

  • Before using the scales, ensure you wipe them using the blue/white roll provided. 
  • Ask your child/young person to remove their shoes and any heavy clothing (for example, jumpers).
  • Have your child/young person to stand with both feet on the middle of the scales. Ask them to keep as still as possible. Make sure they are not holding onto you or anything else. 
  • Take a note of the weight. Record the weight in kilograms to the first decimal place (for example, 17.4kg).
  • Ask your child to step off the scales. Clean the scales with the antibacterial wipes or spray provided and put the rubbish in the bin.

If you have concerns about your child's height, you can contact us for advice.

Last reviewed: 1 November, 2023


Who can help

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s weight or self weigh clinics, a health professional in our team will be able to offer advice and support.

You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 or Text Us on 07520 649887 to start a conversation.

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

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