Wendy Scinta, MD | Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC)


  • Obesity as a disease
  • Obesity care strategies


  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Dietetics / Nutrition
  • Health Professionals
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Work

Learner Level

  • Post-Licensure

Instructional Methods

  • CE: Seminar / Webinar
  • Independent Study / Project

Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity

| 1 HRS Explaining The hours


In this presentation, we will briefly review the history of the childhood obesity epidemic and contributing factors. The elements of a successful pediatric practice will be discussed, including measurements, dietary considerations, behavioral modification, exercise and medications. We will conclude with a couple of case studies and closing thoughts on how true progress can be made on a national scale.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand major contributing factors to the childhood obesity epidemic.
  • Learn how to appropriately measure % BMI and determine intervention based on that reading.
  • Understand behavioral techniques, nutritional modalities, and family-focused interventions that have been proven successful in treating childhood and adolescent obesity.
  • Establish a comfort level with medication that have been studied and utilized safely and effectively.