Growing research has shown that intensive interventions are needed, scientists say. Here is why their advice is changing.
The AAP said it's a disease with genetic, social and environmental factors.
AAP’s first clinical practice guideline on obesity advises early, intensive care that focuses on ‘whole child’
The AAP’s first clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the evaluation and treatment of pediatric obesity highlights evidence-based approaches that pediatricians can use to treat children and adolescents effectively and safely.
The American Academy of Pediatrics' new guidance on childhood obesity — the first in 15 years — moves away from "watchful waiting," or delaying treatment to see if children outgrow obesity.
Breathing a sigh of relief now that school is in full swing? The minute they come home, the job of feeding them begins again. And if there is one common request among children, it’s snacks!
In the back of the parking lot at Durham’s Edison Johnson Recreation Center, there are raised garden beds filled with beets, carrots and lettuce.
What images come to mind when you think of “childhood obesity?” Likely, it will be one of the many stereotyped images of obesity that are so common in media these days.
DURHAM, N.C. – Even children as young as 9 years old can carry a prejudice against their peers who are overweight, according to a new study led by Duke Health researchers. They might not even realize they feel this way.