Presented By: NIHCM
Expanding Nutritional Counseling to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Time & Location
Efforts to improve children’s nutrition have been gaining momentum, with new standards for school lunches in effect this year and community gardens in harvest across the country. Yet for many, the annual well-child visit continues to be a missed opportunity to address poor eating habits. Given the health risks of childhood obesity, offering positive, practical guidance on nutrition in a clinical setting could prove beneficial for protecting children’s long-term health.
This webinar on strategies for improving nutritional guidance for youth covered the following:
- The critical importance of proper nutrition in childhood
- A brief overview of federal efforts to support improvements
- The origins of the Healthy Generation Benefit pilot, a multi-sector partnership to provide effective nutrition support for overweight children
- A health plan experience participating in the pilot, with pragmatic considerations for providing coverage for nutritional counseling
This webinar was developed under a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.
The Importance of Maternal and Child Nutrition in the Changing Health Care Landscape
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Healthier Generation Benefit
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Highmark's Ongoing Commitment to Prevent Obesity Through Nutrition and Exercise
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation
- Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress. Institute of Medicine, Report Brief, 2013.
- Highmark Health Services
- Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
- Rask KJ, Gazmararian JA, Kohler SS, Hawley JN, Bogard J, Brown VA. Designing Insurance to Promote Use of Childhood Obesity Prevention Services. Journal of Obesity, 2013. Article ID 379513.
- Wang Y, Wu Y, Wilson RF, Bleich S, Cheskin L, Weston C, Showell N, Fawole O, Lau B, Segal J. Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Comparative Effectiveness Review and Meta-Analysis . Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 115. (Prepared by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-0061-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC081-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2013.