Ounce of Prevention

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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 Ounce of Prevention toolkit was developed by the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics; the Ohio Department of Health, Healthy Ohio; the American Dairy Association Mideast; the Ohio Dietetic Association; and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The Ohio AAP has recently combined the successful Ounce of Prevention and Pound of Cure programs in the Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime Learning Collaborative. Visit the Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime page for more information, or simply fill out the contact form below.

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