Navigating Pediatric Obesity Treatment: Exploring the Latest AAP Guidelines and Strategies

1.0 NAPNAP contact hour of which 0.25 contain pharmacology content. This continuing education activity is offered FREE to Members and Nonmembers.

The purpose of this program is to inform primary care pediatric health care providers about the management of children and adolescents with obesity guided by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Clinical Practice Guidelines published in 2023. The presentation content focuses on how to implement best practices for the management of children and adolescents with obesity including pharmacotherapy. Additionally, guidance on the AAP resources and how to access and utilize these tools will be discussed. 

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0.25 contain pharmacology content

Keywords: Obesity Medications, Obesity Treatment

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses


Learning Objectives

  • Explain the role of the primary care provider in the management of children and adolescents with obesity.
  • Locate AAP resources for the implementation of the Obesity CPG.
  • Implement best practices for the treatment of pediatric and adolescent obesity.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Sally Stevens Humphrey, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor, Concentration Coordinator, Primary Care PNP Program
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Nursing

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Endocrinology BMG The Endocrine Clinic
Memphis, TN

No Disclosures to report

Used slides from AAP Institute for Healthy Weight

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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