Assessment

A collection of resources about pediatric obesity assessment, prevention, and treatment-intervention.   Grantees, please send add-resource requests to Denise for approval.  Please include the name of your organization, the resource title, web link,  and category (choose one:  Assessment, Prevention, Treatment-Intervention).

Childhood Obesity: Virgin Island Parental Perceptions and Parental Knowledge of Potential Health Risks

(Trainee poster presented at the LEADD Trainee Poster Session in the USVI in December 2009)

Organization:

Leadership Education in Developmental Disabilities (LEADD) Certificate Program Westchester Institute for Human Development University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and New York Medical College in Collaboration with Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Description:

This study is being conducted to determine:

  1. If USVI parents of obese children accurately perceive their child as overweight or obese
  2. If USVI parents misclassify their overweight or obese children, to determine what factors contribute to the misclassification
  3. If USVI parents know the health risks associated with childhood obesity

Poster PDF: Childhood Obesity: Virgin Island Parental Perceptions and Parental Knowledge of Potential Health Risks

Overweight and Physical Activity Among Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation, 2005

Organization:

The National Survey of Children’s Health Data Resource Center

Web Address:

http://nschdata.org/documents/OverweightChartBook.pdf

Healthy Generations: Physical Inactivity

Organization:

University of Minnesota

Web Address:

 http://www.epi.umn.edu/mch/resources/hg/hg_physicalinactivity.pdf

Description:

Healthy Generations is a newsletter that is produced by the University of Minnesota MCH Training Program. Several issues have been developed in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s MCH Nutrition Training Program on topics related to obesity assessment, prevention and treatment. A complete listing of Healthy Generations topics can be found at http://www.epi.umn.edu/mch/resources/.

Healthy Generations: Child Obesity

Organization:

University of Minnesota

Web Address:

 http://www.epi.umn.edu/mch/resources/hg/hg_childobestity.pdf

Description:

Healthy Generations is a newsletter that is produced by the University of Minnesota MCH Training Program. Several issues have been developed in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s MCH Nutrition Training Program on topics related to obesity assessment, prevention and treatment. A complete listing of Healthy Generations topics can be found at http://www.epi.umn.edu/mch/resources/.

Overweight Adolescent – Guidelines for Adolescent Nutrition Services

Title:

Guidelines for Adolescent Nutrition Services – Chapter 7: Overweight Adolescent

Organization:

University of Minnesota

Web Address:

http://www.epi.umn.edu/let/pubs/adol_book.shtm

Description:

Guidelines for Adolescent Nutrition Services is a comprehensive overview of nutrition issues of teens. Select topics covered in the book include: physical and psychosocial development, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, eating disorders, sports nutrition and children with special health care needs. Chapter 7 focuses on the assessment, treatment and prevention of overweight among adolescents.

Child Obesity Learning Module

Organization:

University of Minnesota

Web Address:

http://www.epi.umn.edu/let

Description:

The Leadership, Education and Training (LET) Program in Maternal and Child Nutrition at the University of Minnesota provides graduate education and training and continuing education programs for Registered Dietitians, nutritionists and other health professionals who are interested in developing a specialization in maternal and child nutrition. The LET Program has contracted with leaders in the field of public health, maternal and child health and maternal and pediatric nutrition to develop web based curricula on maternal and child nutrition related topics. The Child Obesity Learning Module contains the following materials: Background information including a topic overview and literature review for instructors on the learning module topic; Overhead masters or slides prepared using PowerPoint that can be downloaded and reproduced for use in the classroom or clinical setting; Masters for handouts to be used in conjunction with the overheads and slides; Interactive learning strategies such as case studies and role playing activities; Ideas for additional learning activities or for more in-depth training; Sample examination or self-assessment questions.

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