- What is pediatric obesity and what causes it?
- What are the symptoms of pediatric obesity?
- How is it diagnosed?
- What is the prognosis?
- What is the risk for other family members or future babies?
- What treatments/therapies/medications are recommended or available?
- How will my child and our family be impacted?
- Do insurances pay for obesity services?
In addition, obese children are more likely than non-obese children to develop: [Hughes: 2008] [Daniels: 2005] [Dietz: 2005]
- type 2 diabetes mellitus
- high glucose levels and increased insulin resistance
- metabolic syndrome (risk factors for heart disease)
- bone and joint problems
- sleep apnea
- social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem
- five servings of fruits and vegetables
- less than two hours of screen time
- more than one hour of exercise
- zero sweetened beverages
Child Obesity Support
Support for families and caregivers of obese children; includes newsletter, story sharing, and resources.
Let's Move! (whitehouse.gov)
Resources for families, parents, children, communities, and health care providers for providing healthy food in schools, improving access to healthy, affordable foods, and increasing physical activity; First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative for healthy families.
Nutrition & Fitness (KidsHealth)
Nutrition, fitness, and overall health information for parents, kids, teens, and educators. Include recipes, safety tips, and discussion of feelings; sponsored by the Nemours Foundation.
Fee-based, family-centered weight management program for children and adolescents.
Bright Bodies Program
Weight management program for children ages 7-16. Includes recommendations for education. exercise, and lifestyle modification; Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and Pediatric Endocrinology, Yale School of Medicine.
Aim for a Healthy Weight (NHLBI)
Research, training, and education programs to enhance health, and prevent and treat obesity; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)
Up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK).
Healthy Living through Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care Program (UDOH)
Information and resources, for kids and adults, to reduce the incidence of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke by targeting risk factors including reducing obesity, increasing physical activity and nutritious food consumption, and improving diabetes and hypertension control; Utah Department of Health.
Body Works Program (National Office on Women’s Health)
Program focusing specifically on families and adolescents. Training is available to become a Body Works instructor.
Camp Shane - Weight Loss Camps
Pediatric weight-loss camp located in California, Arizona, New York, and Georgia.
Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/ Fake Food World
A book, containing a nine-week program offering the tools -- including tasty recipes, motivational tips, and activities -- that can help families prevent the kitchen table from becoming a battleground.
10 Tips Series on Healthy Eating (USDA)
Patient education handouts that provide easy to use tips on food groups, eating more fruits and vegetables, and healthy habits; U.S. Department of Agriculture.
About BMI for Children and Teens (CDC)
Answers to frequently asked questions about BMI such as how it is calculated, what percentiles mean, and how children BMIs differ from adult BMI calculators; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
BAM! Body and Mind (CDC)
Educates children and parents through games and activities regarding nutrition and physical activity; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Live Well (IHC)
Education for families about healthy lifestyles; Intermountain Healthcare.
Online BMI Calculator (verywell.com)
Parents often wonder if their children are overweight, underweight or just right. Using this body mass index calculator, you can figure out if your child is at an appropriate weight for his or her height.
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For other services related to this condition, browse our Services categories or search our database.
Adolescent Weight Control Registry (WCDRC)
Registry for adolescents, site includes, inspiring weight loss stories and interesting facts about people in the registry; Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center.
|Compiled and edited by:||Alfred Romeo, RN, PhD - 11/2015|
|Content Last Updated:||11/2015|
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