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Individuals and families want accurate information about prevention and wellness from trusted sources.  Health care provicers can increase overall health by educating patients about healthy choices



Adopt procedures for routine screening of BMI (Body Mass Index) for children and adults

Provide patients with counseling and resources to improve healthy eating and active living behaviors


  • Seek training and support to integrate healthy eating and active living into clinical and organizational policies and practices
  • Conduct assessment of dietary and physical activity behaviors, including BMI, for both adults and children at all routine visits
  • Provide counseling and behavioral interventions to assist patients to improve dietary choices and physical activity behaviors
  • Provide referrals to community healthy eating and active living resources as needed
  • Create organizational environments that model healthy policies and practices for patients, employees and visitors

Emerging Issues Brief: Excess weight gain during youth and the future risk of cancer
Publication from the NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration

5-2-1-0 Tools for Pediatric Primary Care
Resources for BMI measurement, physical activity and nutrition assessment, education, and health behavior counseling.

Let's Go! Healthcare Toolkit
More resources for BMI measurement, physical activity and nutrition assessment, education, and health behavior counseling.

NH Hospital Healthy Food Environment Report
Foundation for Healthy Communities and HEAL-NH Issue Report on Healthy Eating and Hospital Food Services in New Hampshire

Stay'NHealthy Growing Strong
A compilation of tools developed for Nashua area primary care practices through the successful Stay'NHealthy program.

American Medical Association Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series, Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity

American Academy of Pediatrics Obesity Coding Fact Sheet

Institute for Motivation and Change
Offers education, training, and consultation in motivational interviewing and health behavior change.

Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
American Academy of Pediatrics resource for advocacy opportunities at the community, state and federal levels.

NHLBI Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

NICHQ - National Institute for Children's Health Quality
Obesity is a complex public health problem that requires multi-faceted solutions. NICHQ has been working with partners and families for over a decade to develop evidence-based best practices to lower obesity rates in communities across the country.

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina, Pediatric Obesity Prevention and Treatment Tools and Resources

F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future

Practical Advice for Family Physicians to Help Overweight Patients
An American Family Physician Monograph

Motivational Interviewing
Resources for Clinicians, Researchers, and Trainers

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