On March 28, 2023, NCCOR hosted a Connect & Explore webinar, “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obesity.” The lead authors discussed the development process of the key recommendations included in the first clinical practice guideline released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The guideline aims to inform pediatricians and other pediatric allied health care professionals about the standard of care for evaluating and treating children with overweight and obesity and related comorbidities. It promotes an approach that considers the child’s health status, family system, community context, and resources for treatment to create the best evidence-based treatment plan. The guideline is based on a comprehensive evidence review of controlled and comparative effectiveness trials and high-quality longitudinal and epidemiologic studies.
In addition, the webinar included an overview of the new “CDC Extended BMI-for-age Growth Charts,” which extended the BMI percentiles based on data for children and adolescents with obesity. This webinar was ideal for researchers and practitioners working in obesity treatment and prevention.
- Sarah Hampl, MD, FAAP, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
- Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight
- Cynthia Ogden, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention