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 Serving Sizes portion of the Ounce of Prevention Materials:
- Healthy Servings for Children 2-3 Years Old
- Healthy Servings for Children 4-8 Years Old
- Healthy Servings for Children 9-13 Years Old
- Healthy Servings for Teens 14-18 Years Old
For more Ounce of Prevention information, visit the Ounce of Prevention Project Page.