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Obesity Assessment and Evaluation


Available: 01/10/2023-01/10/2026

This course complements the course Obesity Treatment.

Learners are encouraged to register for both courses.


Price: $5.00
Member Price: $5.00


Pediatric obesity is a serious chronic disease that has both immediate and long-term impact on children and adolescents’ health. The latest evidence highlighted in the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline on Evaluation Treatment of Pediatric Obesity1  states that despite the complex nature of this disease, obesity treatment can be successful.

During the COVID-19 pandemic there was a documented increase in children with overweight and obesity further heightening the need to build capacity for effective assessment, evaluation, and treatment of pediatric overweight and obesity. This Assessment and Evaluation CME module will support building capacity at the point of care around the clinical practice recommendations in the Clinical Practice Guideline to better identify, assess and evaluate pediatric obesity in primary care.  A comprehensive evaluation is the first step to effective obesity treatment. For more information on the CPG recommendations for longitudinal obesity treatment, be sure to also take the Obesity Treatment module

As learners, by the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the methodology of the CPG1 and high-level recommendations.
  • Summarize relevance of obesity as a chronic disease and associated drivers, causes, and impacts.
  • Diagnose overweight and obesity.
  • Describe components of effective obesity assessment and evaluation (ROS, PE, diagnostics, etc).
  • Explain comorbidity work-up for key comorbid conditions.

Course Details

  • Start Date: January 10, 2023
  • Online Access Expires: January 10, 2026
  • Credit Expires: January 10, 2026
  • Course ID: 60293


​Chris Bolling, MD, FAAP

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

  • Enduring Materials

  • AAP Credit Only

  • AAP Credit


  • NAPNAP Contact Hours

  • MOC

  • MOC Part 2


Physician - Obesity Assessment and Evaluation

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 1.50 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.

This activity is approved for 1.50 points of MOC Part 2 credit by the American Board of Pediatrics through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program.  All approved activities must be completed by the MOC Credit Approval End Date. All deadlines and MOC point values should be confirmed by checking the ABP Activity Catalog within each physician’s ABP Portfolio. Consult your ABP portfolio at for details about your specific certification requirements. For questions about how to access this activity, contact

Allied Health Professional - Obesity Assessment and Evaluation

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program is accredited for 1.50 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0.00 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0.00 related to psychopharmacology) (0.00 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. The AAP is designated as Agency #A17. Upon completion of the program, each participant desiring NAPNAP contact hours must send a completed certificate of attendance to Payment of $15 for NAPNAP members and nonmembers is required via credit card for all NAPNAP contact hour requests. Keep this certificate for your records for six (6) years. Requests for duplicate certificates should be made to the AAP.

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Obesity Assessment and Evaluation

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