This is the first time a group of organizations is working together to ensure children get the insurance coverage they need to prevent childhood obesity and the first time particular outcomes will be monitored to ensure the benefits are being used. By working together, doctors and registered dietitians can help children and their families adopt healthier lifestyle habits.
More than 2.9 million kids have access to care to prevent and treat childhood obesity.
Until recently, few insurance plans covered the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. To address this barrier, the Alliance is collaborating with a network of 56,000 healthcare providers to offer the Healthier Generation Benefit to children and families, providing eligible children with access to at least four follow-up visits with a primary-care provider and four with a registered dietitian per year. More than 2.9 million kids are already covered by the Healthier Generation Benefit.