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Obesity Prevention, Assessment and Treatment Algorithm

This algorithm, based on the 2007 Expert Committee Recommendations and informed by the most recent research and consensus statements, was specifically developed to assist primary care providers in assessing and managing obesity prevention and assessment for patients > 2 years of age.  It supports a comprehensive approach at the point of care and simplifies existing guidance into algorithm. To view or download the algorithm, click here.


Patient Retention

A series of evidence -informed resources that were developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts in weight management to support efforts to improve patient retention in your pediatric tertiary care weight management program. Resources may also be helpful in primary care. To view the resources, click here.






HALF Implementation Guide
The Healthy Active Living for Families: Right From the Start (HALF) Implementation Guide is an online resource for pediatricians to enhance obesity prevention for children birth to age 5 via primary care.  The evidence based guide identifies risk patterns associated with obesity and highlights key topics to cover during varies developmental stages. To view the HALF guide, click here.




Healthy Growth App
The Healthy Growth App allows a healthcare provider and parent to identify healthy active living topic areas that are important to the family during a patient encounter. The resulting personalized action strategies can be printed or emailed directly to the parent. Content is available in English and Spanish
. To download the app, click here



Next Steps Spanish Flip Chart

The Next Steps resources designed for clinicians to help children and adolescents with weight management in the context of follow-up visits in the primary care office.  The Next Steps guide and flip chart helps the clinician by outlining a series of planned follow-up visits designed to teach evidence-based weight managment strategies that can lead to success for the practitioner and patient.


The full English guide and flip chart are available at our AAP Bookstore/AAP ShopAvailable for free:  The Spanish version of the Next Steps Flip Chart (which includes clinician talking points in Spanish and a patient facing side that reinforces messages in Spanish text and photos)