In updated recommendations, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers practical steps families can take to help children maintain a healthy weight.
The advice comes as part of an AAP clinical report published in the July 2015 issue of Pediatrics. The report, “The Role of the Pediatrician in Primary Prevention of Obesity,” (published online June 29), offers guidance to pediatricians and families on how to include healthy habits into daily life, including a well-balanced diet, increased physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviors. The report and related policy statements, clinical reports and technical reports can be found below.
Clinical Report: The Role of the Pediatrician in Primary Prevention of Obesity
- News release
- News Video with Dr. Sandra Hassink, AAP president
- Information for parents from HealthyChildren.org on healthy active living
- AAP News: “AAP report emphasizes importance of pediatricians in preventing obesity“
- Video interview with Dr. Hassink: Counseling parents on obesity prevention
- AAP News Parent Plus: “Small changes can reduce risk of obesity“
- Talking points
Policy Statement: The Use of Telemedicine to Address Access and Physician Workforce Shortages
Technical Report: Telemedicine Pediatric Applications