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The 2019 Rutland Regional Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment reported that 16% of adolescents and 30% of adults in Rutland County, Vermont are obese. This exceeds the average numbers for the state. Primary care practitioners in Rutland have struggled to find evidence-based, efficient programs to help address this issue. The 5-2-1-0 Program is an evidence-driven, low cost, and easy to remember intervention that assesses, prevents, and manages childhood obesity by promoting healthy habits and active living for children and their families. Using Brandon Medical Center, a Community Health Center of the Rutland Region, as the pilot site, this project aimed to implement the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Habits Questionnaire at all well-child visits and to propose a strategy for further integration of the 5-2-1-0 message into surrounding community health centers.

Clinical Site

Brandon Medical Center


Vermont, Childhood Obesity, 5-2-1-0 Program, Community Health Centers

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Promoting Healthy Habits and Active Living for Children and Families at the Well-Child Visit