The Nebraska Medical Association's Childhood Obesity Prevention Project
“We envision physicians mobilized as leaders in our communities across Nebraska finding solutions to the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.”
The mission of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Project is to mobilize and engage physicians as advocates in their practice, communities and for statewide policies to prevent overweight and obesity in Nebraska children. To carry out its mission, the Childhood Obesity Prevention Project will provide:
• Education and Clinical Resources
• Community Outreach
• Policy Advocacy
Get FREE CME and check out the Foster Healthy Weight in Youth Webinar Series starting with, "Associated Comorbidities of Childhood Obesity" by Sandra Hassink, M.D., FAAP.
Dr. Hassink is the director of the Nemours Pediatric Obesity Initiative at AI duPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Hassink is the leader of the American Academy of Pediatrics Obesity Leadership Workgroup and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hassink is a leading national expert in the medical management of the obese child.
The second webinar in the series, held on March 24, 2011, was presented by Dr. Ruben Quiros, Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and Medical Director of Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha.
- "Cardiovascular Complications of Childhood Obesity" Webinar
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Welcome to Foster Healthy Weight in Youth: Nebraska’s Clinical Childhood Obesity Model, where you will find the clinical resources and patient education materials to help you effectively address the childhood obesity epidemic in your practice and your community.
Nebraska’s Clinical Childhood Obesity Model was developed to assist healthcare providers to incorporate the Expert Committee Recommendations into practice. It is a comprehensive model which includes:
Healthcare Provider Toolkit
Pocket Reference Algorithm
Youth PA-N Assessment Form
Patient Education Brochures
All of the Foster Healthy Weight in Youth clinical resources are FREE while supplies last. Click on the Materials Request Form to order. The resources are available in English and Spanish.