Childhood Obesity Continuing Education Opportunities (CME)
The Academy offers multiple venues for obtaining continuing credit and many of these options focus on obesity.
Experts discuss the new guidelines and recent data on childhood obesity and optimal ways to overcome barriers
Kaiser Permanente provides free, online self-paced programs in childhood obesity and motivating change through brief negotiation.
Offers a CME Pediatrics Newsletter with CME opportunities.
Obesity at 9 to 12 Years Predicts Heart Disease Risk Factors in Adolescence
Clinical Review, December 2010
Describe the prevalence of overweight and obesity and its significant comorbidities in pediatric populations, including minority populations.
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.
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.
The Hawaii Pediatric Weight Management Toolkit
Clinical Tools and 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.
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.
This Toolkit was developed to help healthcare providers and their teams implement the essentials of prevention, assessment and treatment of childhood obesity.
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.
The following resources may be useful for working with patients to develop healthy eating and physical activity behaviors and to achieve a healthy weight.