These educational modules with input and guidance from the Section on Obesity, to assist primary care providers in addressing childhood overweight and obesity. Topics include: 1) a detailed overview of the obesity issue, 2) a discussion of relevant quality improvement concepts, 3) guidance for using an algorithm resource, developed for use in primary care 4) tips for setting up your office for success, 5) managing and treating obesity comorbidities, and 6) motivational interviewing. CME available upon completion of each module.
A series of mini modules to support primary care providers in their clinical care and anticipatory guidance on critical early feeding and obesity prevention topics for the first two years of life. There is one introductory module and then a series of 14 mini modules in the following high-level categories: sound nutrition; responsive relationships, and safe and healthy environments. Key topics covered include: breastfeeding, bottle feeding, food introduction, hunger & satiety, physical activity, parenting styles and more. CME and MOC part II available upon completion of sets of modules.
Designed to help health professionals utilize MI techniques to navigate challenging family and patient conversations regarding childhood obesity. Change Talk is a virtual practice environment in which health care providers assume the role of a pediatrician and engage in a simulated conversation and the user learns to apply MI techniques to help the virtual humans identify motivation for change, supporting them to implement modifications to their diet, screen time habits, exercise routines, and more! Available as a mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
Learn more about the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and Kognito partnership to change the conversation about childhood obesity explained in this case study.
Download the mobile app at Apple iTunes.
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The Importance of Addressing Weight-based Bullying with Your Pediatric Patients Webinar: The webinar features a discussion about weight-based bullying including practice testimonials and an introduction of resources available to support healthcare professionals. A moderated panel discussion and question and answer session were also included.
The Institute has partnered with Bright Futures to support education about and implementation of the related Bright Futures healthy weight recommendations in a series of three webinars.
Webinar 1, an introduction to Bright Futures Healthy Weight. Using Bright Futures to Achieve Excellence in Well-Child Care
Webinar 2, a deeper dive into Early Obesity Prevention. Building a Foundation for Healthy Active Living: A Focus on Childhood Obesity Prevention During the First Five Years
Webinar 3, assessment, prevention and treatment via the AAP Algorithm. Laying the Foundation for Obesity Assessment and Management: An Introduction to the AAP Obesity Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment Algorithm
Today, one in six children living in the US lives in a food-insecure household. Even short stretches with food insecurity can dismantle/disrupt the foundation of a child’s health and well-being. While all households are vulnerable for food insecurity, there are certain types of households and children that face higher risks of food insecurity. As a part of the Institute’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month activities, Dr Sandy Hassink, MD, FAAP, presents “Why are children hungry? What can pediatricians do?”
Explore latest research on food insecurity
Discuss the relationship between food insecurity, obesity and poverty
Review AAP policy and screening tools and associated “Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians”
The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Webinar Series - “Engagement and Retention in Weight Management: Latest Research and Practical Tools” webinar. The webinar was conducted by Sarah Hampl, MD, Erinn T. Rhodes, MD, MPH and Joseph A. Skelton, MD, MS, who highlighted the latest research in patient retention and engagement in pediatric weight management and showcased the patient retention toolkit that was developed by a multi-disciplinary team of experts in obesity management.
The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Webinar Series - “Empowering Families to Make Healthier Food Choices Through WIC” webinar. The webinar conducted by Darlena Birch, MBA, RDN and Elisabet Eppes, MPH provides understanding of WIC and how it is related to obesity prevention. It also goes over eligibility criteria, current data trends, as well as explains ways in which pediatricians can partner with WIC to facilitate enrollment and improve care for patients.
The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Webinar Series - “Early Child Nutrition: From Birth to Two Years” Webinar with Dr Heather Hamner, the author of the article titled “Dietary quality among children from 6 months to 4 years, NHANES 2011–2016” that was published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Dr Hamner will highlight key findings from the article and her other research work. Additional discussion will focus on implications for pediatric care as well as policy implications. Faculty: Heather Hamner, PhD, MS, MPH (CDC), Carol Dreibelbis, MPH (1000 Days), Jennifer Groos, MD, FAAP (AAP).
The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Webinar Series - “Telehealth for Obesity Care” Webinar with Dr Sandra Hassink, the Medical Director of the Institute: In this webinar, Dr. Hassink describes options and various ways to deliver ongoing obesity care via telehealth. She explores practical strategies to manage and support patients’ treatment goals in stressful circumstances. Recognizing that not all practices and regions may be experiencing the same impact of COVID-19 and some sites may or may not be deploying telehealth at this time the content in this webinar is designed to offer ideas if and/or when telehealth is leveraged due to COVID-19.
The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, in partnership with Bright Futures, has created a pilot podcast series called Conversations About Care. The focus of the series is to highlight pragmatic and lively conversations between health care providers.
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