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Obesity in Children (2015) – Summary of Recommendations

Recommendations for growth monitoring, and prevention and management of overweight and obesity

The 2006 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity in Adults and Children provided recommendations for the prevention and management of obesity in Canadians of all ages. The last task force guidance specifically on childhood obesity was in 1994; it focused on screening for and treatment of obesity in children, but did not address primary prevention.

The current guideline provides recommendations for growth monitoring and prevention of overweight and obesity in healthy-weight children and adolescents aged 17 years and younger in primary care settings, and guidance for primary care practitioners on the effectiveness of overweight and obesity management in children and youth aged 2 to 17 years.

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