Pediatric Obesity Toolkit


Check back soon for an updated copy of the OKAAP Pediatric Obesity Toolkit.

We will be releasing an improved toolkit with content updates in the coming weeks.

The Pediatric Obesity Toolkit was designed by the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (OKAAP) Obesity Committee to provide clinicians with evidence-based, practical guidance on the assessment of pediatric overweight and obesity. The content is based on the “Expert Committee Recommendations on the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity” by Sarah Barlow, MD, MPH, and the Expert Committee, which were endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Practice in 2007. Adapted from the AAP Pediatric Obesity Clinical Decision Support Chart, this flip chart can be used as a guide to your encounter with an overweight or obese child, and includes the following sections:

I. Definitions

II. Weight categories

III. BMI 99th percentile cut-off values

IV. Pertinent dietary, activity, and family history information for evaluation of behavioral and family risk factors for obesity

V. Medical risk factors for obesity

VI. Motivational interviewing techniques

VII. Laboratory evaluation

VIII. Blood pressure guidelines

IX. Laboratory results guide

X. Review of obesity co-morbidities and work-up

XI. Weight management goals

XII. Blood pressure screening table

XIII. Obesity prevention and treatment algorithm

XIV. Age-appropriate activity recommendations

XV. Coding information

XVI. My plate planner

XVII. BMI charts for boys and girls