Nutrition

Family Nutritional Physical Activity Tool

Amy Christison, MD

The primary objective of this investigation is to assess the acceptability and feasibility of the Family Nutritional Physical Activity (FNPA) assessment and coaching tool when applied in the primary care setting in an observational pilot study. The secondary objectives are to evaluate the influence of this intervention on motivation and plans for change of obesigenic behaviors in the study subjects and their families as well as short term body mass index (BMI) change.  In addition, the tool's influence on practitioner self-efficacy in the area of obesigenic lifestyle counseling and fidelity of MI techniques will be examined.