Iowa AAP Committee on Obesity

Do you have and interest in prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity?  The Iowa Chapter AAP has newly formed a Committee on Obesity.   We have collaborated with the Iowa Medical Society and other health care associations to develop an Iowa specific Healthcare Provider Toolkit for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity.  We are also partnering with state government and public and private groups across our state working on pediatric obesity initiatives.

The committee with meet via conference call 2-4 times per year to discuss current pediatric obesity initiatives in our state and share national AAP education opportunities.  The time commitment for this group is minimal.  If you are unable to join the conference calls minutes will be sent out to keep you up to date.  Our goal is to bring together a group of IA AAP members who have an interest in this topic.  Information about local and national education opportunities and initiatives will be regularly sent to members of the committee.  The meetings will allow providers the opportunity to network with other members with expertise and experience in this field and share successes and challenges in addressing this issue in our state.

If you are interested in joining this group please email the committee chairperson, Dr. Jennifer Groos at

Click here to access the Childhood Obesity Toolkit.

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