The goal of the HALF project is to develop and test a series of positive, family-focused messages specific to obesity prevention and care for the following developmental stages: infancy, toddlerhood, and early childhood.
Funding for the HALF project was provided by Nestle Nutrition Institute. Learn more about the research, evidence, and processes utilized to meet both pediatrician and parent needs.
Learn how the HALF physician and parent resources can help improve your care.
Explore the interactive timelines showcasing when risk patterns emerge. Learn about age-specific parent concerns and strategies to counsel on desired behaviors to prevent obesity.
To support pediatricians and families a number of interactive tools were developed. Explore these tools to further enhance your communications about healthy active living.
Evidence suggests that the acceleration of overweight and obesity occurs in the first years of life. Learn more about the data and what you can do to intervene.
Dialoguing and partnering with parents is a critical aspect of obesity prevention and treatment. Learn more about strength based approaches, motivational interviewing, and plain language.
Explore the HALF parent content and resources on HealthyChildren.org!
Visit the Interactive Tools section to learn about the HALF Widgets you can embed on your practice website!
Are you interested in obesity and promoting healthy active living? Consider joining the Section on Obesity! Learn more here.
New "Apps" from the AAP, including a BMI calculator.