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Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Obesity

This is the American Pediatric Association’s first clinical practice guideline (CPG) outlining evidence-based evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with overweight and obesity. The knowledge and skills to treat childhood obesity have become necessities for clinical teams in pediatric primary and subspecialty care. This CPG promotes an approach that considers the child’s health status, family system, community context, and resources for treatment and is based on a comprehensive evidence review of controlled and comparative effectiveness trials and high-quality longitudinal and epidemiologic studies.

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For the AAP’s Executive Summary of the Clinical Practice Guideline, click here.