5A's for Pediatrics Now Available
The innovative 5A's of Obesity Management toolkit has been adapted for use in pediatrics thanks to a collaboration between the Children’s Hospital of
Eastern Ontario and the Canadian Obesity Network.
A multi-disciplinary team (MD, psychologist, registered dietitian, exercise specialist) adapted the 5A's framework so that healthcare practitioners can feel more comfortable, knowledgeable and capable when working with obese pediatric patients and their families.
It covers the importance of understanding the realities of patients and their families, the barriers posed by weight bias and stigma, appropriate health outcomes and expectations, and provide effective assessment tools and management strategies.
- How and when to approach pediatric obesity in clinical practice
- Provide effective assessment and management strategies
- Review appropriate health outcomes and expectations in pediatric weight management