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Next Steps: A Practitioner's Guide For Themed Follow-up Visits For Their Patients to Achieve a Healthy Weight
Next Steps: A Practitioner's Guide For Themed Follow-up
Visits For Their Patients to Achieve a Healthy Weight

Childhood Obesity

Healthy Care for Healthy Kids Toolkit* - Family Information Tools

NICHQ and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and the teams from NICHQ’s Learning Collaborative "Healthy Care for Healthy Kids: a Collaborative to Prevent, Identify and Manage Childhood Overweight," sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, have developed a toolkit to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children who are at risk for overweight, or overweight. This toolkit provides basics tools for primary care practice teams to deliver coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary services to both prevent overweight and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for overweight.

Parenting Tips

Patient Education Tools

Serving Portion by Age
Food portion sizes by age and gender for Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Dairy and Protein.

Drink Comparison Handout
A way to visually display how much sugar is contained in different varieties of drinks.  It can also be used as a handout.

Food Portions Exercise
This Tool is used to show appropriate portion size in comparison to the child’s "usual" portion consumed.

*Healthy Care for Healthy Kids Learning Collaborative (A Partnership of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and NICHQ)

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