Pediatricians and primary care doctors are often the only health care provider that children and teens visit regularly, particularly for checkups to help them stay healthy. Providers are increasingly encouraged to screen young people for mental health conditions as well as suggest regular physical activity and a nutritious diet during these preventive care visits.
Measuring pediatric preventive care
- 40% of adolescents and teens were screened for mental health conditions
- 85% of overweight or obese children and teens received counseling on physical activity and nutrition