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.
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. The Montcalm County Great Start Collaborative adapted this program from the Ohio Department of Health and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Well-child visit information in addition to healthy serving sizes and snacks are available below.
Anticipatory Guidance Tip Sheets:
Using Well Child Visits to Shape the Habits that Shape the Child (PowerPoint Presentation)