Learners will gain an understanding of the current trends and impact of pediatric and adolescent obesity in the United States and Michigan. How to identify pediatric and adolescent patients with obesity using screening tools and practice guidelines will be discussed. Additionally, ways to engage families in starting the conversation about pediatric and adolescent obesity will be introduced. Learners will gain an understanding of barriers and challenges to treating pediatric and adolescent patients who are overweight and have obesity.
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Presented by: Gretchen Goltz, DO (BCBSM) and Mary Connolly, RD (Pediatric Endocrinology C.S. Mott Children's Hospital University of Michigan Health)