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

MAR 28

On March 28, 2023, from 3-4 pm ET, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will host a Connect & Explore webinar, “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obesity.” The lead authors will discuss 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 will include 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 is 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 

This webinar is free, but you must register to receive access. Space is limited so tell a colleague and register today! 

For more information about NCCOR Connect & Explore webinars, please visit the NCCOR website at 

Please consider sharing this information on your social networks using the hashtag #ConnectExplore. We will live-tweet the event, so be sure to follow the conversation at @NCCOR. For those who cannot attend, the webinar will be recorded and archived on