Wendy Scinta, MD | Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC)
Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity
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.
- 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.