Childhood Obesity

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Understanding Obesity


With 1 out of every 3 children overweight or obese, the Association joins children's hospitals to promote best practice in clinical care and build community capacity to prevent and respond to this staggering health threat.

Resources

Report
Nutrition Interventions for Stage III Pediatric Weight Management: Consensus of Registered Dietitians on Best Practice
February 5, 2016

This white paper highlights best practices of Registered Dietitians working in pediatric weight management programs.

Data
Joining the Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER)
December 3, 2015

Learn more about joining the Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER).

Presentation or Recording
Childhood Obesity Webinars
November 20, 2014

View recordings of past childhood obesity webinars.

Article
Consensus Statements for Comorbidities of Childhood Obesity
August 1, 2014

Participants of FOCUS on a Fitter Future II developed consensus statements for pediatric obesity-related comorbidities.

Article
Addressing Prediabetes in Childhood Obesity Treatment Programs: Support From Research and Current Practice
August 1, 2014

Reviews the literature and summarizes practices for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of prediabetes at childhood obesity treatment centers.

Reference Material
List of Healthy Options for Rewards and Recognition
July 1, 2014

Developed by members of the FOCUS on a Fitter Future Healthy Hospitals Committee, this list combines best practices in their institutions.

Poster
Physical Activity in Clinical Pediatric Weight Management Programs: Current Practices and Recommendations
May 1, 2014

Presented at ACSM's 61st Annual Meeting, 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, ...

Poster
The Use of a Novel Tool for Decreasing Patient Attrition in Pediatric Weight Management Programs
March 1, 2014

This poster was presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology, March 2014.

Poster
Assessment and Treatment of Obesity in Children 5 Years Old and Under
March 1, 2014

This poster was presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology in March 2014.

Data
Joining the Childhood Obesity Multi Program Analysis and Study System (COMPASS)
January 1, 2014

Learn more about joining the Childhood Obesity Multi Program Analysis and Study System (COMPASS)

Poster
POWER—Developing a Multi-site Pediatric Obesity Management Registry (#3)
October 1, 2013

This poster was presented at the 2013 Children’s Hospital Association Annual Leadership Conference.

Report
Advancing a Healthy Hospital Initiative
July 1, 2013

Recommendations to help children's hospitals advance a healthy hospital environment for patients, families and employees.

Poster
Training Guidelines for Psychology Students in Youth Obesity Programs
April 1, 2013

This poster was presented at the American Psychological Association Division 54 Meeting, April 2013.

Poster
Attrition and Retention in Pediatric Weight Management: A Multicenter Survey
October 1, 2012

This poster was presented at the 2012 Children’s Hospital Association’s Annual Leadership Conference

Issue Brief
Children's Hospitals Respond to the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
August 29, 2012

This value piece gives policymakers examples of the community benefit provided by obesity programs within children's hospitals.

Report
Public Policy Subcommittee: Obesity Resource Guide
July 1, 2012

Informs hospital staff on statistics and information that can support advocacy efforts on a local, state and national level.

Report
FOCUS on a Fitter Future 2011 Executive Report
April 1, 2012

The FOCUS on a Fitter Future 2011 Executive Report is a brief summary of the work of FOCUS on a Fitter Future II.

Standard or Guideline
Expert Guidelines: Role of Psychologists in Assessment and Treatment of Obese Youth
April 1, 2012

These guidelines aim to assist psychologists working with obese youth in a multidisciplinary setting.

Report
Planning, Building and Sustaining a Pediatric Obesity Program: A Survival Guide
December 1, 2010

This Survival Guide provides practical steps for children's hospitals ready to take their weight management programs to the next level.

Presentation or Recording
Recommendations From the Collaborative on Childhood Obesity
October 19, 2010

This presentation of recommendations from the collaborative on childhood obesity took place at the 2010 Annual Leadership Conference.

Poster
Is Your Pediatric Hospital Prepared for the Obese Patient?
October 1, 2010

This poster was presented at Creating Connections in 2010.

Poster
Assessment of the Obese Child and Adolescent: A Survey of Pediatric Obesity Management Programs
October 1, 2010

This poster was first presented at the 2010 meeting of The Obesity Society and then again at the Association's 2010 Annual Leadership Conference.

Report
Realizing the Vision: Continuity of Care for Children and Adolescents with Obesity
July 1, 2010

Learn about optimal ways to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care and improved services for children and families affected by obesity.

Poster
Perspectives on Obesity Programs at Children’s Hospitals: Insights From Senior Program Administrators
October 1, 2009

This poster was presented at NACHRI's 2009 Annual Meeting and the 2009 meeting of The Obesity Society.

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