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Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Obesity
Sarah E. Hampl, MD, FAAP, Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP, Asheley C. Skinner, PhD, Sarah C. Armstrong, MD, FAAP, Sarah E. Barlow, MD, MPH, FAAP, Christopher F. Bolling, MD, FAAP, Kimberly C. Avila Edwards, MD, FAAP, Ihuoma Eneli, MD, MS, FAAP, Robin Hamre, MPH, Madeline M. Joseph, MD, FAAP, Doug Lunsford, MEd, Eneida Mendonca, MD, PhD, FAAP, Marc P. Michalsky, MD, MBA, FAAP, Nazrat Mirza, MD, ScD, FAAP, Eduardo R. Ochoa, Jr, MD, FAAP, Mona Sharifi, MD, MPH, FAAP, Amanda E. Staiano, PhD, MPP, Ashley E. Weedn, MD, MPH, FAAP, Susan K. Flinn, MA, Jeanne Lindros, MPH, Kymika Okechukwu, MPA, 2023. "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Obesity", Pediatric Collections: Adolescent Health Care Part 1: Promoting Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics
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The Subcommittee responsible for developing this guideline comprises a diverse group of professionals from a variety of disciplines representing both governmental entities and private institutions. Experts all, they are united by a common desire to provide the finest, most effective care and treatment to children and adolescents with overweight and obesity. Over the course of several months, the members of the Subcommittee reviewed the technical reports produced from the study review, then worked in concert to develop the Key Action Statements and Expert Consensus Recommendations contained within this guideline. These were crafted with meticulous care by the Subcommittee members, to align with current literature and to place appropriate emphasis on each statement.