Ounce of Prevention – Parents

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.                                                 
 
Use the links listed below to access information from the various sections of the Ounce of Prevention Toolkit: