Ontario Paediatric Bariatric Network
The Canadian Obesity Network’s 5As of Obesity Management program was designed as a step-by-step framework for busy non-specialists who manage obesity in their patients. It is an easy-to-use roadmap that ensures sensitive, realistic, measurable and sustainable obesity management strategies that focus on improving health and well-being, rather than simply aiming for numbers on a scale.
The 4Ms stand for the domains of Mental, Mechanical, Metabolic and Monetary health of each individual patient. The 4Ms help to understand the drivers and consequences of obesity to develop realistic, feasible and sustainable management plans.