​This page includes resources for healthcare providers to use in engaging and educating families. Also included are trusted resources healthcare providers can point families to for additional support and information. Visit AAP's parent website HealthyChildren.org for more information.

Early Feeding: Educating and Engaging Families

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A set of multimedia resources including infographics, videos and social media assets that focus on key healthy active living behaviors. 


Healthy Active Living for Families

familyiconR3.jpgParent-informed, plain language, and developmentally appropriate resources for families to address obesity prevention beginning at birth and the critical early years.


​Healthy Growth App

smartphoneR3.jpgThe Healthy Growth app allows parents to get realistic, actionable strategies on vital topics of healthy growth, nutrition, and physical activity for children 5 years of age and younger. 


Nutritional Messaging Toolkit for Pregnancy to Age 2

smartphoneR3.jpgA suite of patient education resources and social media assets developed via parent message testing. This content is specific to key nutritional behaviors that are relevant during pregnancy and early childhood such as breastfeeding, introducing solid foods, sugar sweetened beverages, and more.


Partnership with Chop Chop Magazine

CHOPCHOPR3.jpgThe Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight is proud to partner with Chop Chop to help families cook and eat real food together. The AAP serves as a technical reviewer and supports distribution of Chop Chop content through pediatric practices and online at HealthyChildren.org

Printable Resources: Quick Bites Poster (11in x 17in) Finger Foods Poster (12in x 18in)


Physical Activity and Return to Sport During COVID-19

sports_icon.pngThe Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness joined i​n partnership with the National Athletic Trainers' Association and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine to design a suite of parent resources for return to sport during COVID-19. 

HealthyChildren.org Articles

Printable Handouts​

The AAP COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports has been updated as of 3/24/2022.

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