For Pediatricians

For Pediatricians

Below you will find additional resources for providing tips, answers and information to patients and families.

Resources for Pediatricians

Pediatric E-Practice: Optimizing Your Obesity Care (PeP) (a virtual office) is a new and fun way to access resources to support pediatric obesity care. PeP is a virtual office that provides access to American Academy of Pediatrics and partner resources for prevention, assessment and treatment all in the context of pediatric office workflow.

The Role of the Pediatrician in Primary Prevention of Obesity
Stephen R. Daniels, Sandra G. Hassink
This clinical report describes the rationale for pediatricians to be an integral part of the obesity-prevention effort. This report also identifies important gaps in evidence that need to be filled by future research.

Parents’ Healthy Weight Perceptions and Preferences Regarding Obesity Counseling In Preschoolers: Pediatricians Matter
Raquel G. Hernandez, Tina L. Cheng, and Janet R. Serwint
This paper describes a study comparing parental report of child body image with perceived healthy weight body image in preschoolers and discovered that weight focused advice from pediatricians matters to parents and may promote parental identification of early childhood weight risks.

Mobile Apps for Providers and Parents
The American Academy of Pediatrics publishes and partners with publishers of mobile apps in order to provide both parents and health care providers with tools for fast, convenient answers and information.

Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight – Quick links and Resources
American Academy of Pediatricians Institute of healthy Childhood Weight will serve as a transitional engine to optimize health care, engage families and catalyze communities.

Kohl’s Healthy Champions Recipes

A balanced diet can help children grow up healthy. However, it’s not always easy to eat healthy when you’re juggling a busy schedule. Looking for healthy meal options? Our Kohl’s Healthy Champions Recipes portal can help you make wise food choices.

Launch Recipe Portal

Healthy Choices Quick Tips to Share with Patients and Families

Click on our Healthy Choices quick tip sheets below to guide families on making healthy food and activity choices.