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Motivational interviewing linked to reductions in childhood BMI

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Significant reductions in children’s BMI were achieved with motivational interviewing delivered by primary care providers and registered dietitians to parents, according to study findings published in Pediatrics.

Kenneth Resnicow, PhD, of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and colleagues evaluated 42 practices from the Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network of the American Academy of Pediatrics to determine the effectiveness of motivational interviewing delivered by PCPs and registered dietitians to parents of children (aged 2-8 years) who are overweight.

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