The goal of Prevention Plus is to foster development of a healthful lifestyle based on the family’s readiness to change. The goal is weight maintenance with growth that results in decreasing BMI as age increases. Monthly follow-up assessments should be performed.
5 or more fruits/vegetables
Less than 2 hours of screen time each day
No TV in sleeping area
At least one hour of physical activity
No sugar sweetened beverages
Eat breakfast daily
Limit fast food to 1 time a week
Stage 2 – Structured Weight Management
This stage targets the same behaviors as Prevention Plus and offers additional support and structure to help the child achieve healthy behaviors. The goal should be weight maintenance that results in decreasing BMI as age and height increase. Depending upon medical situation, a weight loss program may be indicated. Bi-monthly or monthly follow-up assessments are recommended for most patients in this stage of treatment.
Develop a structured daily meal plan with the assistance of a nutritionist