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Nurse Pract. 2013 Sep 10;38(9):14-21; quiz 21-2. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000433074.22398.e2.

Implementing family-based childhood obesity interventions.

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  • 1Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, USA.


Family-based interventions have been effective in managing childhood obesity, and pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) are positioned to provide obesity interventions in both patient and family primary care settings. The purpose of this article is to guide the PNP in implementing family-based childhood obesity interventions, including identification, diagnostic evaluation, and management.

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