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Healthcare Provider Resources

Childhood Obesity Continuing Education Opportunities (CME)


Medscape Education: Pediatrics

Offers a CME Pediatrics Newsletter with CME opportunities.

A Focus on Childhood Obesity in California

Assess the workup and potential treatment plans for the overweight or obese child.

An Evaluation of Mother-Centered Anticipatory Guidance to Reduce Obesogenic Infant Feeding Behaviors

To evaluate the 2 anticipatory guidance styles. Access CME here.

Sleep 101: Sleep and Weight Loss Status in Children

Assess data on the links between sleep and weight status in children.

Mood 101: Mood, Weight Status, and Fitness in Children

Evaluate the data on the links between physical activity and cognition/academic performance in children.

Expert Insights in Childhood Obesity: Challenges in Clinician-Parent Communication

Learn about common barriers expressed by economically disadvantaged parents related to improvements in nutrition and physical activity levels in their children.

Physical Activity Yields Better Academic Performance in Children

Researchers in the Netherlands conducted a systematic review of published studies and found that moderate to vigorous physical activity may actually improve academic performance in children and adolescents.

Adiposity Has Greater BP Effect in Overweight, Obese Kids

Describe the effect of adiposity on blood pressure in children. Report the trends of serum leptin concentrations and heart rates as related to body mass index percentiles in children. 

Elevated BMI Trajectory Can Identify Childhood Obesity by Age 3.5  

Describe early-life risk factors for obesity. Identify children with normative vs atypically elevated trajectories of body mass index among a Canadian population sample.

Obesity at 9 to 12 Years Predicts Heart Disease Risk Factors in Adolescence  

The linear nature of the risk highlighted the "importance of prevention strategies aimed at shifting population distribution of childhood adiposity downwards."

Challenges in Clinician-Parent Communication: Breastfeeding for Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention     

 Review strategies for the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding, especially in the context of obesity prevention.

Toward Success in the Clinic: Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity in Children

Examine the impact of good nutrition and increased physical activity on childhood overweight and obesity.

A Call to Action: Improving the Health, Fitness, and Nutrition of Children (CME/CE)    

A collaboration between Sanford Health and Mescape to intervene in epidemic of childhood obesity.


American Academy of Pediatrics: Childhood Obesity CME

The Academy offers multiple venues for obtaining continuing credit and many of these options focus on obesity.

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Discovery Channel CME: Healthy Steps to Treating Childhood Obesity

Experts discuss the new guidelines and recent data on childhood obesity and optimal ways to overcome barriers

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Kaiser Permanente Online Learning Programs

Kaiser Permanente provides free, online self-paced programs in childhood obesity and motivating change through brief negotiation.

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Hawaii-Based Healthcare Provider Resources

Healthy Hawaii Initiative Childhood Obesity Prevention

The Department of Health Healthy Hawai‘i Initiative and the University of Hawaii have developed obesity intervention tools to help healthcare providers talk to parents of children ages zero to five years old. The tools consist of a training presentation for doctors, and handouts developed for parents that outline healthy eating habits that have been proven to have an effect on weight.

Childhood obesity prevention handouts

Childhood obesity training presentation


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Hawaii Chapter

The AAP Hawaii Chapter has collaborated with community pediatricians to develop resources to assist providers as they counsel families about nutrition and weight management issues.

Keiki Tips: Parent Handouts on Nutrition


The Hawaii Pediatric Weight Management Toolkit

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Clinical Tools and Practice Management Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics: Practice Management Resources

Successfully integrating obesity prevention, assessment, and treatment can be challenging. Practice management resources to support integration of obesity care into the office are highlighted on this webpage. This includes an obesity coding fact sheet and other resources to assist in office management of obesity related services.

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National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ): Childhood Obesity Tools

The NICHQ is working with providers, hospitals and systems to improve clinical care, worksite environment, and to advocate for environmental changes that optimize healthy living. NICHQ has developed tools to assist providers in the prevention and management of childhood obesity.

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Let's Go! Childhood Obesity Resource Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals

This Toolkit was developed to help healthcare providers and their teams implement the essentials of prevention, assessment and treatment of childhood obesity.

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Motivational Interviewing Resources

Motivational Interviewing is a patient centered counseling method to enhance motivation to change behaviors to optimize disease prevention and management. Learn more from the following resources.


Eat Smart Move More North Carolina Motivational Interviewing Resources

The following resources may be useful for working with patients to develop healthy eating and physical activity behaviors and to achieve a healthy weight.

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