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Foster Healthy Weight in Youth

The childhood obesity epidemic greatly impacts children’s physical and emotional health as well as their academic and economic potential. 

In partnership with Teach a Kid to Fish non-profit, Creighton University School of Medicine, and the Nebraska Medical Association, the Foster Healthy Weight in Youth Model describes and equips primary care providers with tools to effectively assess, prevent and treat childhood overweight and obesity.



It is a comprehensive model which includes a Healthcare Provider Toolkit; Pocket Reference Algorithm; a Training Video; Office Posters and
Patient Education Brochures. All of the Foster Healthy Weight in Youth clinical resources are free of charge while supplies last.

The model also incorporates the DHHS Nebraska Physical Activity and Nutrition Assessment Form, which is a clinical tool to guide health care providers through assessment of nutrition and activity behaviors and appropriate goal setting with youth and their caregivers.

To learn more about the use of the Foster Healthy Weight in Youth model in the Nebraska Medical Association’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Project, visit:

For more information, contact the NAFH staff at (402) 471-2101.

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