The number of obese children in the United States as more than tripled since the 1970’s. The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime program combines more than 10 years of proven, successful nutrition and obesity-prevention education into a program aimed at making Ohio children healthier. The Ohio AAP’s obesity-prevention work began in 2007, with Ounce of Prevention, and continued in 2012 with the Pound of Cure Learning Collaborative.
The Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime program has impacted many lives since it launched in 2014:
- 85,000 children over four waves
- 109 practices involved
- Parent Resource Page
Opportunities for Involvement:
- 2017 Regional Meetings (dates TBA)
- Obesity Prevention in Primary Care MOC Part II Self-Assessment
- Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime Mobile App
- Family Resource Page
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Dawson via email or at (614) 846-6258.
The Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime program is funded by the Ohio Department of Health.