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Childhood Obesity: Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment
- Identify correct BMI percentile categories for children ages 2 to 19 years.
- Describe obesity-risk behaviors and the potential consequences of overweight and obesity in children.
- Discuss weight-management and obesity-prevention strategies with patients and their families; connect patients and their families to community resources for managing their weight; and motivate patients to make healthy lifestyle choices.
- Implement a practical, collaborative, stepwise approach to treating childhood overweight and obesity in a busy family medicine setting.