Tools and Resources: Obesity Management

General
Adult Weight Management
Pediatric Weight Management

 


GENERAL

Who can I talk to if I have specific questions about obesity management?
Ask the Expert

Where can I get more education about various aspects of obesity management?
CDM Resource Centre
Provincial Webinar Series
Edmonton Weight Wise Adult Community Program
5A’s of Obesity Management for various populations
Calgary Weight Management Program
Provincial Bariatric Resource Team

Where can I find healthy pregnancy weight gain resources?
(free of charge to Alberta Health Care Providers):
Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain graphs
BMI calculator wheels
Healthy Pregnancy weight gain poster

To order free copies of these resources visit: Alberta Perinatal Professionals Electronic Library Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain learning module 

Where can I find good online resources about obesity management?
Adult and Pediatric Obesity Information and Resources
CDM Resource Centre
Canadian Obesity Network

How can I connect with other people who are interested in obesity management and/or the field of obesity?
Canadian Obesity Network
Canadian Obesity Network – Pediatrics
Canadian Obesity Network Calgary (CON YYC)
Provincial Bariatric Resource Team (coordinate variety of Community of Practice groups)

Where can I find more information about obesity bias and stigma?
UConn Rudd Centre for Food Policy and Obesity

If I have a patient who is moving to another area in Alberta, where can I find out what resources are available in that area?
Adult and Pediatric Obesity Information and Resources
Provincial Bariatric Resource Team

What weight management options are the Primary Care Networks offering?
Primary Care Networks in Alberta
Family Care Clinics in Alberta


ADULT WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

What treatment options are available for a patient requiring obesity management support?

Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic
– Provides comprehensive support for individuals with obesity who require surgical intervention
– Referral process and form

Edmonton Bariatric Surgery Revision Clinic
– Provides assessments for people who have undergone bariatric surgery and either are not happy with the outcome or have complications
– Referral process and form

Edmonton Weight Wise Adult Community Program
  – Provides weight management education and support to patients

Central Zone Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic (403-406-5640)
– Provides comprehensive support for individuals with obesity who require complex medical management and/or surgical intervention

Calgary Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic
– Provides comprehensive support for individuals with obesity who require surgical intervention
– Referral process and form

Calgary Weight Management Centre
  – Provides comprehensive and realistic weight loss and weight maintenance programs for adults and pediatrics

South Zone Adult Obesity Specialty Clinic (403-528-8125)
– Bariatric surgery and medical management for adults

Mental Health Programs and Services

Alberta Healthy Living Program [formerly Living Well with a Chronic Condition in Calgary and Better Choices Better Health (all zones)]
– Provides support to individuals wanting to better manage their long-term medical condition

Where can I find more information about bariatric surgeries?
The Covidien Videos
Surgical videos by CAMIS (Both AHS and non-AHS individuals can access. Once registering and logging in, go to Content Tree > CAMIS)
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery for Adults
The Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons

Where can I find resources to give my patients to support healthy lifestyle behaviours and weight management?
Online Weight Management Modules
Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines (CSEP)
Canada’s Food Guide
Healthy Eating Starts Here
Alberta Healthy Living Program


Healthy pregnancy weight gain resources:
Preconception Health website
           Healthy Parents, Healthy Children book set
           (Pregnancy and Birth and the Early Years books)
Healthy Parents, Healthy Children
To order free copies of Healthy Parents, Healthy Children print resources visit:
https://dol.datacm.com/
User ID: healthypublic
Password: healthy2013


PEDIATRIC WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

What weight management treatment options are available for a patient under 18 years of age?

Provincial Pediatric Obesity Prevention and Management for Ages 2 to 17 years

Pediatric Weight Management Services – Outpatient Dietitian Counselling
– Offers Nutrition and lifestyle counseling by a Registered Dietitian for children ages 2-17 years and their families (available throughout the province)
– Referral process and form

Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health
– Multidisciplinary care team approach for children ages 2-17 years and their families (clinics located in Edmonton and Calgary). Teleconference options are available for those living outside of these urban centres.
– Referral process and form

MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!)
– Community based healthy lifestyle program for children ages 2-13 years and their families in a group setting

How do I know how to monitor weight and growth, and talk about it with families?
Childhood Growth Monitoring
Pediatric Growth Discussions: A Tool for Health Professionals

Where can I find resources about physical activity and sedentary behavior to give my patients and their families?
Healthy Parents, Healthy Children
Canadian Pediatric Society: Active Kids, Healthy Kids
Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Guidelines

Where can I find resources about nutrition and healthy eating behaviours to give my patients and their families?
Healthy Eating Starts Here
Nutrition Guideline:  Pediatric Weight Management
Canada’s Food Guide