Pediatric Obesity Prevention and Treatment Toolkit
The pediatric obesity prevention and treatment toolkit includes:
Optima Health provides support to help keep families healthy.
Members should call the member services phone number on the Optima Health card for more information.
Growth Measurement Tools
BMI percentile provides a comparison of one child’s BMI value to other children who are the same age and sex. BMI value and BMI percentile are NOT the same. BMI value must be plotted on the CDC/NCHS BMI-for-age growth chart for children (2-20 years) in order to provide a comparison to other children their age and sex.
Medically Based Programs
A sampling of locally available programs.
Healthy You for Life
The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Weight Management Program, youth, and teen. This 10- week series is offered at various locations in southeast Virginia.
The University of Virginia Children's Fitness Clinic (CFC)
A six-month behavior modification program to help parents and their overweight child make healthy lifestyle changes in a positive, team-structured environment.
Current research on child health and weight
For Kids Only
The pediatric obesity prevention and treatment toolkit is intended for healthcare professionals to consider in managing the care of their overweight and/or obese pediatric patients. This toolkit represents the best clinical practice at the time of publication, but practice standards may change as more knowledge is gained. The information on this Web page is for educational purposes only and is not recommended as a substitute for clinical judgment.