Pediatric Obesity Algorithm®: A Clinical Tool for Treating Childhood Obesity

Understanding Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious public health threat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity affects 12.7 million infants, children, and adolescents ages 2 to 19. Childhood obesity treatment requires an understanding of the patient's family and cultural background as well as medical and psychological expertise.

About the Pediatric Obesity Algorithm®

The Pediatric Obesity Algorithm® guidelines are a clinical tool to help health care professionals make informed decisions when treating obesity in children. They provide age-specific recommendations and a staged treatment approach for treating childhood obesity. 

The Pediatric Obesity Algorithm was developed by practicing pediatricians and clinicians who treat obesity in infants, children, and adolescents. It combines scientific evidence, medical literature, and clinical experience into one document to educate clinicians and help them implement evidence-based practices. Clinicians can use the Pediatric Obesity Algorithm as a resource when making treatment recommendations or when referring their patients to childhood obesity specialists.

Topics include:

  • Overall Management Goals
  • Epigenetics
  • Assessment
  • Obesity as a Disease
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Review of Symptoms
  • Diagnostic Work-up
  • Physical Exam
  • Nutritonal Recommendations
  • Management
  • Activity Recommendations
  • Co-morbidities
  • Pharmacology
  • Medication-related Weight Gain

Download the e-book

The Pediatric Obesity Algorithm® is now available in an e-book format. Members of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) will receive access to the Pediatric Obesity Algorithm e-Book completely  FREE. If you are not a member yet, join now and save! In addition to the free e-Book (a $39value), you'll receive free registration to all webinars, free or discounted education, access to year-round networking opportunities, career development resources, and much more!  

Interactive e-book features include:Clickable table of contents, keyword search, links to additional resources, printable PDF, and a mobile-friendly design, so you can view the e-book on your phone or tablet during patient visits. 

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price:$39

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NEW! Purchase the printed Pediatric Obesity Algorithm®

For the first time, you can order a printed copy of the 2018-2020 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm®. The spiral bound, full-color printed copy serves as a great reference tool.  

Member Price: $59
Non-Member Price:$89

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Download the 2019 Obesity Algorithm PowerPoint

The 2018-2020 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm also comes in a PowerPoint format, perfect for when you're giving a presentation and need a pre-built slide deck. Use the PowerPoint to educate your colleagues about the field of obesity medicine and treatment guidelines for childhood obesity. To download the free slides, click the button to be redirected to the download form. 

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Referencing the Pediatric Obesity Algorithm®

The Pediatric Obesity Algorithm is subject to a copyright of the Obesity Medicine Association. To reference the use of the Pediatric Obesity Algorithm for educational purposes, please use the full reference: 

Cuda S, Censani M, Joseph M, Browne N, O’Hara V. Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. 2018-2020.   www.pediatricobesityalgorithm.org.