FNPA Screening Tool
What is the FNPA?
A The FNPA tool is a simple screening tool designed to evaluate home obesogenic environments and parenting practices that may predispose youth to becoming overweight. The FNPA tool was developed in collaboration with researchers affiliated with the American Dietetic Association (now called the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics). Preliminary validation work was conducted by a Ph.D. student (Michelle Ihmels) and later refinements were made by another Ph.D. student (Karissa Peyer). Many other students and colleagues have also contributed to the refinement of the FNPA tool.
Click here for details on the development and validation of the FNPA tool and other research studies by our team.
The FNPA has utility for school-based screening for obesity prevention. Our research team has recently completed a 2 year NIH-funded research project that specifically evaluated the utility of incorporating the FNPA as part of school-based BMI Screening. Click here to see handout distributed to the schools.
A colleague at Geisinger Health Systems (Lisa Bailey Davis) has incorporated the FNPA directly into a parent portal to allow it to be incorporated into the EPIC-based electronic medical record to facilitate physician counseling. This work has been supported through a PCORI grant to Dr. Davis.
Addtional information is available at the user group page (www.myfnpa.org