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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Background

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  • Childhood Obesity has been identified as a major public health problem where we are making little progress.
  • During childhood the primary care office is the only setting that accesses both parent and child over time.
  • Pediatric clinicians are urged to counsel to prevent and treat obesity but feel ineffective and frustrated.
  • Restructuring the well visit is needed to discuss specific obesity risks while still addressing other topics.

Notes:

This generation of children will potentially live shorter life spans than their parents due to Obesity morbities.

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