Pediatric Obesity Action Kit

Maintaining a healthy weight in childhood is an important component of building a healthy future. The prevalence of children with obesity in the United States remains high, and recent findings show that nearly 40% of New York City public school children are overweight or obese.

It can be challenging for children and their families to maintain healthy diets and weights due to:

  • A lack of affordable and healthy food options.
  • Limited opportunities for safe physical activity outdoors.
  • Advertisements for junk foods and sugary drinks targeted at children.

The clinical tools, provider resources, and patient education materials in this Pediatric Obesity Action Kit will support and amplify your efforts to promote nutrition and healthy weight in your patients and their families.

Provider Resources

Clinical Tools

Patient Resources