The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight serves as a translational engine for pediatric obesity prevention, assessment, management and treatment; and moves policy and research from theory into practice in American healthcare, communities and homes.  Programmatic efforts focus on optimizing healthcare, engaging families and catalyzing communities.








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About the Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight

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Building a Foundation for Healthy Active Living

Building a Foundation for Healthy Active Living provides resou‚Äčrces to support better integratio‚Äčn of early nutrition, healthy active living and obesity prevention into clinical care during the critical first five years of life.

Educational Modules

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May 2, 2022

Conversations About Care Podcast

The Conversations About Care pilot podcast series features pragmatic and lively conversations between health care providers focused on providing quality patient-centered care within the changing landscape of medicine and social norms.

Podcast

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May 2, 2022

Introducing Finger Foods Poster

In collaboration with ChopChop Family and Bright Futures the Institute developed a poster to promote the consumption of fruit and vegetables as babies transition from pureed foods into finger foods. Download the file to print one for your pediatric office or childcare center.

Printable Resource

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May 2, 2022

Podcasts and Voices Blogs

Learn what others are saying. Listen to our podcasts and read our blog posts.

Conversations About Care Podcast

The Conversations About Care pilot podcast series features pragmatic and lively conversations between health care providers focused on providing quality patient-centered care within the changing landscape of medicine and social norms.

Podcast

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May 2, 2022

Childhood Obesity

Dr. Sandra Hassink explains why it's going to take a society-wide shift to counteract environmental forces fueling excessive weight gain in children.

Voices Blog

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February 26, 2018

How We Can Tackle the Obesity Problem During the Pandemic

Obesity is a major risk factor for severe complications from COVID-19, so let’s help our young patients stay as healthy as possible.

Voices Blog

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January 22, 2021

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The Section on Obesity (SOOb)
The Section on Obesity (SOOb) is the AAP professional home for members and healthcare professionals interested in pediatric obesity prevention, assessment, management, and treatment. The SOOb’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children and families by reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity and promoting healthy active living.

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