Jack is a 6-year-old boy who eats a lot of prepackaged foods low in nutrients and high in calories and plays lots of video games. At Jack's most recent visit to his pediatrician his height was 3'8" and his weight was 53 lbs. With a BMI of 19.2 kg/m2, Jack is obese at the 97th percentile. Jack's pediatrician advised Jack and his parents to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, eat together as a family, and to engage in physical activity for at least an hour a day.
Recognizing Jack's obesity now and being frank with his family could markedly reduce his chances of suffering diabetes, vascular disease, or other complications of adult obesity.
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Produced by Meaningful Use Quality Workgroup ‐ March 22, 2013