Shorr board

On measuring boards, child nutrition and a social entrepreneur before it was cool

Irwin Shorr is someone who was a social entrepreneur long before this term was invented. He didn’t seek fame or twitter followers—he simply made a better way to measure and identify malnourished children all over the world. His measuring device uses wood and knowledge to create a simple but effective way to measure children and determine whether they are stunted in their growth. The ShorrBoard® is cited in publications, clinical studies and medical journals where it is the gold standard for measurement in many countries for use on surveys, growth monitoring and in research studies worldwide. Shorr now sells his measuring boards through his social enterprise, Weigh and Measure, LLC (formerly Shorr Productions, LLC).