Ounce of Prevention :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound

Preventing Childhood Obesity Starting from Birth

The Ounce of Prevention toolkit was introduced in 2007, updated and expanded to include ages birth to 18 years in 2010, to address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. This preventive approach was designed to provide simple tools to educate parents about good nutrition and physical activity for their children.
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This toolkit includes evidence-based messages as recommended by the Expert Committee within the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Amy Sternstein, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
(614) 722-4824
 
Ann Weidenbenner, MS, RD, LD
Ohio Department of Health
(614) 644-7035
 

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Physician Tools

Anticipatory Guidance Tip Sheets

Newborn - 12 months
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15 months - 6 years
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Additional Resources

Using Well Child Visits to Shape the Habits that Shape the Child (PowerPoint Presentation)

Ounce of Prevention Teaching Video for Primary Care Providers: Using Well-Child Visits to Shape the Habits That Shape the Child (high bandwidth video) | (low bandwidth video)

Resources for Managing Pediatric Obesity

Parent Tools

Well-child visit information in addition to healthy serving sizes and snacks are available below in color and black and white PDFs.
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2-3 Year Olds (English)
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2-3 Year Olds (Spanish)
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4-8 Year Olds (English)
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4-8 Year Olds (Spanish)
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9-13 Year Olds (English)
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9-13 Year Olds (Spanish)
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14-18 Year Olds (English)
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14-18 Year Olds (Spanish)
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Sports Nutrition for Active Children (English)
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Sports Nutrition for Active Children (Spanish)
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Sports Nutrition for Competitive Athletes (English)
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Sports Nutrition for Competitive Athletes (Spanish)
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Healthy Living Tips

Read our feature in Columbus Parent brought to the community through Pediatric HealthSource.

Watch a video about Ounce of Prevention.

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Pediacast discussion on childhood obesity

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