Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime (PMP)

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:

  • Physicians caring for more than 85,000 children took part in the program. Almost half of the children were on public assistance.
  • Trained more than 200 child and healthcare providers in 6 counties through regional trainings.
  • PMP Family Resources

The PMP Quality Improvement Project has reached practices in many different counties in Ohio. The project was 7 waves and aimed to achieve optimal health for and prevention of overweight in young children through early identification of risk at all well-child visits.

Click here to register for the upcoming trainings! Check back soon for more information on a new PMP toolkit and Article of the Month! Contact Alex Miller, Program Manager at for more information about Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime.

Click here to register for the PMP toolkit.
Click here to register for the PMP journal club (MOC).

The Use of Telemedicine in the Management of Pediatric Obesity
WEBINAR: Navigating Through Flu Season and COVID-19
WEBINAR: Wellness During COVID-19
WEBINAR: Coping with New Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic
WEBINAR: Social Media for Healthcare Professionals
WEBINAR: Playing at Home Inside
WEBINAR: Leadership, Culture, and Communication in the Era of COVID
WEBINAR: Screening in Primary Care
WEBINAR: Mental Health- Store It Safe Suicide Prevention, Screening Tools, Rising Stress Level
Annual Meeting 2020 Session: Panel of Emerging Science in Play, Hunger Cues, and Food Allergies
WEBINAR: Power of Play
WEBINAR: Hunger Cues

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The Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime program is funded by the Ohio Department of Health.