Combat Childhood Obesity with New Online Provider Tools

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for the care you give to your patients who are our members. Because we recognize the importance of your efforts, we always are looking for ways to help you as you help our members to achieve better health outcomes.

BCBSTX is offering a free online Body Mass Index (BMI) training to assist you with just such a goal in mind. This course is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, medical assistants and registered dietitians.

The online training includes step-by-step instructions on how to calculate and plot BMI percentiles for children and adolescents. The training also provides an interactive, hands-on practice as well as access to the following tools:

  • A virtual BMI calculator wheel
  • Centers for Disease Control BMI growth charts
  • American Medical Association Expert Committee Recommendations
  • Motivational interviewing tips
  • Preventative health care forms

Access to this training is available at www.BMI4kids.info . Upon completion of the training, you will receive a certificate of completion. Thank you for the care you provide to our members and your patients.