Telehealth helps boost clinicians' childhood-obesity-prevention efforts, study says

11/6/2013 | Education Week

Participating in the online Healthy Eating Active Living TeleHealth Community of Practice program helped clinicians in rural California comply with childhood-obesity-prevention guidelines, according to a study in the American Journal of Medical Quality. Researchers reviewed seven primary care facilities that joined the initiative and found improvements in the nutrition and physical activity of their pediatric patients. Researchers also found that clinicians' counseling on obesity-related topics, such as sugary drinks and family meals, increased after they participated in the program.

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