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Preventing Childhood Obesity with Kelly Robinson


Kelly Robinson brought her 4-year old daughter, Madison “Maddie” Robinson in for a routine well visit. Maddie has been a patient at this practice since she was an infant and has demonstrated a consistently high BMI-for-age result. During this visit, it is noted that her BMI is still in the overweight range. As a pediatric care professional, speak with Kelly Robinson about her daughter's health and take the lead on educating her about childhood obesity. Work with her and collaborate on ways to help her family make healthy choices.

Obesity is an significant health problem in the United States. Nearly one-third of American children have been classified as overweight or obese. The prevention of childhood obesity remains a priority and the pediatric primary care setting has an important role to play in intervening for children at risk for obesity. Body weight and obesity can be a sensitive issue for parents. With training on how to conduct these potentially difficult conversations, providers can be more effective in supporting and engaging parents in the behavioral change process.


& Students


5 - 8

Average Time
per Session

30 - 45

Teaching Objectives:

  • Creating a Motivating Conversation
  • Identifying Opportunities for Change
  • Establishing Goals that Meet the Family’s Strengths

Included in Training:

  • A Training Guide with information to help you learn about preventing childhood obesity by educating a child's parent on healthy habits.
  • A Simulated Conversation with a varied character to prepare learners for managing the different responses of a parent when discussing their child's weight.
  • Comprehensive Feedback during and after each play to help guide skill development.


Olsen, D. E. (2012). Simulations to aid doctors in the fight against childhood obesity. SIMmersion. Read More