We came across this article addressing the increasing prevalence of obesity and the challenges doctors are facing with how to address and intervene. Time constraints are a contributing factor as doctors are unable to devote as much time required to be effective and are recommending community-based weight loss programs instead. Physicians also tend to be hesitant to bring up the topic, partially because of the stigma that comes with obesity and partially because they really don’t know how to have this conversation. It is a sensitive issue on both parts. However, it is essential that these discussions are had because if there is an obesity problem with an adult in a household, it is likely that their children could follow in their footsteps.
To help create an environment to make these conversations easier, we created a Doctor/Clinic Kit. It’s chock-full of great OrganWise material like our 8 DVDs, The OrganWise Guys Shorts!, Foods of the Month Posters, hard-back books and healthy lifestyle trackers. The intent of this kit is that as children and parents wait to see the doctor, they’ll be reached with healthy messages and primed for a potential discussion. In addition, the healthy tracker cards are designed to give kids and adults simple steps that they can take to create healthy habits like drinking more water, choosing high-fiber foods, exercising, and making low-fat choices.