Childhood Obesity

Return to all Child and Adolescent Health sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Implement a screening protocol for all children between the ages of 6-18 years in accordance with the USPSTF recommendation.
2. Develop an integrated obesity management plan that includes intensive behavioral interventions and encourages whole family involvement.
3. Describe a motivational interviewing strategy and explain how that strategy can promote patient behavior change.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/08/2021

Mark E. Shaffer, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical Director, John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center, Winnsboro, South Carolina

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/08/2021
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