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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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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.


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

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