Ounce of Prevention – 11 to 13 Years of Age

Introduced in 2007, the Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound toolkit addresses the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. The goal is to provide primary care providers with simple tools to educate parents in prevention strategies by making good nutritional and physical activity decisions for their children. Ounce of Prevention starts at the first well child visit, and provides these tools through 18 years old. The toolkit includes evidence-based messages as recommended by the Expert Committee within the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The following pieces are taken from the 11-13 Years portion of the Ounce of Prevention Materials:

For more Ounce of Prevention information, visit the Ounce of Prevention Project Page.

Ounce of Prevention – 7 to 10 Years of Age

Introduced in 2007, the Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound toolkit addresses the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. The goal is to provide primary care providers with simple tools to educate parents in prevention strategies by making good nutritional and physical activity decisions for their children. Ounce of Prevention starts at the first well child visit, and provides these tools through 18 years old. The toolkit includes evidence-based messages as recommended by the Expert Committee within the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The following pieces are taken from the 7-10 Years portion of the Ounce of Prevention Materials:

For more Ounce of Prevention information, visit the Ounce of Prevention Project Page.

Ounce of Prevention – Birth to 6 Years of Age

Introduced in 2007, the Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound toolkit addresses the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. The goal is to provide primary care providers with simple tools to educate parents in prevention strategies by making good nutritional and physical activity decisions for their children. Ounce of Prevention starts at the first well child visit, and provides these tools through 18 years old. The toolkit includes evidence-based messages as recommended by the Expert Committee within the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The following pieces are taken from the Birth-6 Years portion of the Ounce of Prevention Materials:

For more Ounce of Prevention information, visit the Ounce of Prevention Project Page.

Ohio Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Prescribed Formula and Food Request

This form is provided by the Ohio Women, Infants, and Children Authorized Foods and Formula List Committee. This form is intended to be used by pediatricians to request prescribed food and formulas for their patients. Any questions regarding this form should be directed towards the Ohio WIC Program at the Ohio Department of Health.

Ohio Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Prescribed Formula and Food Request Form

Quality Improvement Information

The commitment to quality improvement is implicit in the Academy’s mission of promoting the health and well-being of all children. Over the past decade, numerous reports have highlighted the growing concern from the public, government and purchasers about the growing gap in health-care quality – the difference between current health outcomes and those thought to be achievable using best practice models and clinical practice guidelines. The Academy has enhanced its range of programs, resources, and tools, as well as its relationship with external agencies and organizations to decrease the quality gap and provide optimal health care quality to all children.

Maintenance of Certification

For a list of Part IV Maintenance of Certification Projects offered by the Ohio AAP, click here.