Practice Guidelines Briefs
Am Fam Physician. 2005 Jan 1;71(1):197.
DVDs on Childhood Overweight and Obesity
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed two DVDs to teach children and their parents about smart eating and physical activity, and to educate physicians about the best ways to prevent and treat obesity in children. The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics are encouraging physicians to view the DVDs and offer copies of the family version to their patients. The DVDs are available by calling 800-358-9295, or visiting http://www.ahrq.gov/child/dvdobesity.htm.
“Max’s Magical Delivery: Fit for Kids” is a 30-minute tool designed for families and children ages five to nine years to provide them with fun ways to incorporate physical activity and healthy foods into their daily lives.
“Childhood Obesity: Combating the Epidemic” is a 55-minute tool for physicians and other health care professionals to help them learn new methods for assessing and treating childhood overweight and obesity. Continuing medical education credits are available for physicians who view the DVD. Additional information is available online at http://www.discoveryhealthcme.com.
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