Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program - Prevention and Screening in Health Care Settings

Guidelines

Prevention Resources

  • Aim to Change Toolkit - A free toolkit from the American Academy of Family Physicians with resources for physicians and patients.
  • Adult: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - Screening for and management of obesity in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.
  • BMI-for-Age Growth charts - From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Children and Adolescents: Prevention - Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Pediatric Recommendations (PDF, 220 KB) - Expert Committee Recommendations on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity.  The committee was convened by the American Medical Association (AMA) and co-funded in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Related documents: Full Report (PDF, 1.2 MB) ).
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment tools 
    • REAP tool: Rapid Eating Assessment for Patients is a brief (about 10 minutes) patient-administered tool to provide a nutrition assessment. The REAP tool (PDF, 77 KB) and REAP Physician Key (PDF, 1.2 MB) are available.
    • WAVE tool (PDF, 94 KB) -  WAVE (Weight, Activity, Variety, Excess) is a brief tool to identify weight, nutrition, and physical activity issues in adult patients.
  • Nutrition Recommendations: US Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
  • Physical Activity Recommendations - General recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Last Revised: July 10, 2015