About one in five Minnesota children are overweight or obese.
MNAAP's Pediatric Obesity workgroup is co-chaired by Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD, FAAP, director of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Minnesota, and. Jessica Larson, MD, FAAP, pediatrician at Fairview Elk River Clinic. The group is collecting practical tools, resources and links for Minnesota pediatricians to use in their practice to help assess, prevent and treat childhood obesity.
The group meets by conference call on the third Tuesday of every month from noon to 1 pm.
Join us from 1-5 p.m. at the U of M Commons Hotel. Co-hosted by the Minnesota Pediatric Obesity Consortium, this conference will highlight evidence-based practices for managing and preventing pediatric obesity. Attendees will learn how to apply 5210 into their discussions with families and leverage AAP's new "Next Steps" toolkit for theme-based office visits. Presentations will also focus on complications of pediatric obesity, including depression, pre-diabetes and sleep disorders. Register now!
MN Community Measurement is looking for pilot clinics to test pediatric obesity measures from July 1 - September 30. The measures are for children ages 3-17 and include BMI documentation and counseling documentation if BMI percentile > 85. If you have questions or are interested in participating, please contact Collette Pitzen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-454-4815.
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