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5As for Pediatric Obesity Management

Experts at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Centre for Healthy Active Living adapted the the 5As of Obesity Management for adults into a family centred approach to managing pediatric obesity in primary care.  

If you are health professional working with families and children, be sure to check out CONversation Cards, created by Dr. Geoff Ball and his team at the Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health in Edmonton, AB. They are award-winning conversation starters designed to help parents identify the biggest challenges they face when addressing issues related to their children's weight and health. 
The 5As of Pediatric Obesity Management professional toolkit includes a practitioner's checklist, patient tear-off pad, a desktop tool to facilitate discussions on weight with patients, and a practitioner's guide to incorporating the 5As into daily practice. Click below to head to the CON Store to order your copies today. 
Copies of the Practitioner Guide are available through the CON Store

Creative Commons License 
5As of Obesity Management by Canadian Obesity Network is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on work at www.obesitynetwork.ca.

Free Downloads for Members

There is no cost to download a personal copy of the 5As of Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain slide deck, however, the Canadian Obesity Network would greatly appreciate monetary donations. Your support will directly help CON to develop and disseminate obesity tools and resources.

Please click on the button below to donate to the Canadian Obesity Network.


Donations by cheque may be mailed to the Canadian Obesity Network. Please make cheque payable to: Canadian Obesity Network and mail it to:

Canadian Obesity Network
1-116 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1