Tools, Resources and Proven Strategies to Address Obesity in Your Practice

Childhood obesity increases risk for chronic conditions typically seen in adulthood such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Children with obesity may also experience increased anxiety, depression, and poor self-esteem. Intervention to prevent childhood obesity and reduce the risk for associated chronic conditions start in the first few years of life.

As a Pediatrician, you have the unique opportunity to foster healthy habits that can last through the child’s lifespan. The Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime Program can give you the tools and confidence to do this at each wellness visit. We will work to enhance your ability to communicate healthy behavior changes at wellness visits for children from birth through age five. We will help you identify opportunities for changes into your practice and provide you with a vast array of resources to share with families. 25 MOC IV points will be awarded to each provider in your practice that participates. The project will start up in August 2020 and it is a 6 month project. If you would like to register, please click here. For questions – email Program Manager, Alex Miller, at

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This page is for practice managers and office employees to discuss issues they’re experiencing in their practices. Many problems that we hear about can help other practices, so we invite you to share best practices by posting issues and by responding to issues other practices are experiencing. This page is monitored by the Ohio AAP. Advice and opinions expressed on these discussion boards are the views of the poster and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio AAP. If you have any issues, questions, or feedback, please contact Melanie Farkas.