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Clinical Management

There are many challenges to be faced in the clinical management of childhood obesity. Here are some resources that can help.

5-4-3-2-1 Go! Training Module for Pediatric Health Care Providers
Interested in using the 5-4-3-2-1 Go! message with your patients? Our web-based training using video illustrations will show you how. The intended audience for this training is all primary care physicians who treat patients aged 2-18. The purpose of this activity is to improve health care providers’ ability to provide clinical counseling to prevent and ameliorate obesity in children and youth.

Support Documents for 5-4-3-2-1 Go! Training Module
These behaviorial worksheets support the recommendations in the training module above.

Pediatric Practice Research Group Resources for the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity
The Pediatric Practice Research Group (PPRG) is a well-established regional practice-based research network founded in 1984 as a partnership of the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Chicago and an enthusiastic group of 20 pediatric practices. It now includes over 70 Chicago-area community practices and health centers with leadership and operational support located at CMH. Their website offers a variety of childhood obesity resources for clinicians.

Screening and Interventions for Overweight in Children and Adolescents
Recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Policy Statement on Prevention of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity
Recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Body Mass Index: Considerations for Practitioners
Fact sheet on BMI from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coding Workshop Information
In November and December of 2004, the Clinical Practice Working Group presented a Coding Workshop teleconference featuring Donelle Holle, RN. The following documents summarize the information shared at this event:

Center for Obesity Management and Prevention (COMP)
COMP at the Children’s Memorial Research Center fosters integration across clinical, research, and advocacy initiatives to protect children from the current childhood obesity epidemic.


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