Childhood Obesity: From Diagnosis to Treatment | World Obesity Federation

Childhood Obesity: From Diagnosis to Treatment

A comprehensive overview of how to effectively treat and manage obesity and overweight in children and adolescents.

World Obesity Federation - SCOPE

This six-module learning path was developed in partnership with the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG). It provides healthcare professionals all the essential skills and knowledge for the management of obesity in children and adolescents. Topics discussed include the identification of early risk factors, the impact of diet, fitness and psychological issues and comorbidities associated with child and adolescent obesity.

Treatment plans are provided based on the latest scientific research, allowing health professionals treating children with obesity to set realistic and effective goals and objectives. The course is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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Professional Development

Childhood Obesity: From Diagnosis to Treatment is accredited by the EACCME® and the CPD Certification Service.

Learners who pass the course will earn 3 CME credits, 3 CPD credits and 3 SCOPE points which count towards SCOPE Certification.

CME credits awarded by the EACCME® can be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Our six-module learning path is available to purchase at a standard rate of £40.

We offer discounted access to the following groups:

  • Users in low-and-middle income countries
  • World Obesity members
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Childhood Obesity: From Diagnosis to Treatment contains the following modules, all authored by leading obesity experts:

Early Risk Factors and Interpretation of Growth Charts

This module presents early risk factors of childhood obesity, anthropometric criteria for assessment and analysis of growth charts to detect causes of early obesity. By Dr Frelut, Prof Mazul and Prof Vlachopapadopoulou.

The Nutritional Management of Obesity

This course by Dr Frelut, Dr Nègre, Prof Vania and Prof Weghuber sets out the possible causes of overeating in children and adolescents with obesity, highlighting when to involve other specialists and how to set realistic goals.

Physical Fitness in Children and Adolescents

In this module, Prof O'Malley, Prof Ring-Dimitriou and Prof Thivel explore issues related to physical activity, including the main recommendations for children and adolescents with obesity, and the effects of these interventions.

Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents

This course by Prof Braet focuses on a range of psychological processes related to obesity, providing the tools to make personalised interventions and give realistic, tailor-made advice regarding weight and lifestyle changes.

Complications of Childhood Obesity

This course discusses how to identify, treat and manage a number of major complications of childhood obesity, including hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and NAFLD. By Dr Caroli, Prof Erhardt, Prof Forslund and Prof Molnár.

The Double Burden of Malnutrition

This module by Dr Caleyachetty and Dr Frelut focuses on two contemporary nutritional problems: under- and overnutrition in children and adolescents. It discusses the definition and measurement, causes and geographical distribution of this double burden.

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This programme is partially supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Novo Nordisk A/S.
Novo Nordisk has had no input into the content of the training.