Over the past several years, our team of clinicians and researchers developed a weight management intervention for parents of children with obesity called Parents as Agents of Change. Continue reading
A number of factors influence the food choices made by children and families.
The main purpose of starting our blog a couple years ago was to connect our group of clinic-focused team members with our research-focused team members. We work in different buildings across different sites, and our day-to-day schedules are variable, so regular communication can be limited between clinicians and researchers. Continue reading
A growing number of researchers and clinicians have embraced the parents as agents of change (PAC) approach to managing pediatric obesity. Continue reading
Over the past several years, our team of clinicians and researchers at the PCWH has offered the Parents as Agents of Change (PAC) program to more than 200 Edmonton-area families. From the start, our goal with PAC has been to develop, refine, and test it in our clinic so we could share it with colleagues working in pediatric weight management, especially those who don’t have the time or resources to develop a similar program for families in their communities.
I’m very pleased to say that we recently shared our PAC program with colleagues working in Saskatchewan. They plan to offer PAC to local families in the coming months, which will complement the existing health services they already provide.