How a primary care quality improvement initiative is implementing the expert recommendations on childhood obesity.

Nemours Health and Prevention Services, USA.
Delaware medical journal 02/2010; 82(2):57-65.
Source: PubMed


This article briefly describes the Expert Committee Recommendations Regarding the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity and explains how the Delaware Primary Care Initiative on Childhood Overweight, a quality improvement initiative, trains primary care practices to implement them. It includes a Delaware pediatrician's first-hand description of how she incorporates the recommendations into her daily practice using motivational interviewing and the 5-2-1-Almost None healthy lifestyle message.

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