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Toolkit includes:

Obesity Initiatives in Virginia

Provider Office Materials

Growth Measurement Tools

Professional Resources

Clinical Guidelines

Parents' Tips

Medically Based Programs

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Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents to help them achieve their personal best health.

Valuable information for children, parents and health professionals on growth management. BMI tools, Optima Health Clinical Guidelines and educational resources are included in this online toolkit.

 

Obesity Initiatives in Virginia

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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.

BMI Wheels - sampling of available tools for a minimal cost while supplies last

  • William V. MacGill & Co., (Discount School Nurse Supply vendor) EZ Plot Pediatric BMI Wheel- Measures BMI and provides a BMI percentile based on age and gender. Can order individually or in bulk quantities. Toll free 1-800-323-2841; 24 hour toll free fax line 1-800-727-3433
  • Nestle Nutrition (BMI Wheels and Growth Charts); Toll-free - (800) 422-ASK2, 8:00am-8:00pm ET, Monday through Friday; Limited quantity (Provides BMI only; must graph for BMI percentiles)
  • Perspective Enterprises

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Clinical Guidelines

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Medically Based Programs

A sampling of local available programs.

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Provider Office Materials

Evidence-based materials that can be downloaded and used per your discretion.

Well Child Visits - downloadable forms for ages Birth - 6 years

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Professional Resources

Current research on child health and weight

  • NCCOR - National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research by NIH, CDC and Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

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Parents' Tips

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For Kids Only

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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.

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