“Connecting Patients to Weight-Related Community Resources,” seeks to provider learners with concrete information regarding how to identify barriers to accessing weight-related community resources along with information on how to assess and counsel patients and their families on improving their access to appropriate resources as they relate to pediatric obesity.

Evaluation and Management of Hyperlipidemia in Children seeks to provide learners with concrete information with regards to and rationale for screening and treatment for lipid disorders in children. Three case studies will be discussed during this presentation to help illustrate these objectives.
Body mass index reduction in children with overweight and obesity can be challenging. Psychosocial stressors, such as adverse childhood experiences and unmet social needs, and mental health disorders may represent an important reason why pediatric obesity is so difficult to treat. Increasingly, the identification and management of psychosocial stressors are recognized as crucial components of caring for children with overweight or obesity. In this MOC project, participants will learn practical tips on how to screen, counsel, and refer for one focused psychosocial stressor or obesity-related mental health disorder of their choice.
This activity will include practical applications to improve the providers’ ability to effectively assess and counsel about nutrition. This will be a comprehensive, singular course, consisting of eight modules: 1) Nutrition For Obesity: An Overview, 2) Fruits and Vegetables, 3) Fiber and Fats, 4) Beverages, 5) Early Feeding Practices, 6) What Parents Want to Know, 7) Addressing Barriers to Change, and 8) Nutrition Resources. This activity will improve the competency, skills, and professional performance of pediatric healthcare professionals by 1) increasing their knowledge of nutrition as it relates to childhood obesity, 2) improving their ability to effectively assess and counsel patients and their families about nutrition, 3) improving their ability to identify and address common barriers to nutrition counseling, and 4) increasing their ability to use and access tools and guidelines on nutrition.

Physical Activity Guidelines and Counseling seeks to provider learners with practical information regarding physical activity as it relates to pediatric overweight/obesity and common barriers, along with information on how to assess and counsel patients and their families on improving overall health through physical activity.

Screening for Psychosocial Stressors in Children with Overweight and Obesity seeks to outline effective strategies for normalizing patients’ weight trajectories. The webinar will discuss AAP’s call for universal screening of depression in adolescents as well as targeted screening of toxic stress in at-risk populations, such as children with obesity.
Understanding and Assessing Psychosocial Factors Associated with Childhood Obesity seeks to provide learners with concrete information regarding mental health issues/disorders as they relate to pediatric overweight/obesity and common barriers, along with information on how to assess and counsel patients and their families on improving their mental health as it relates to pediatric obesity. Additionally, the presenters discuss billing and coding for such encounters.