As Extra Pounds On Kids Becomes New Normal, Task Force Issues Obesity Screening Guidelines
The Los Angeles Times looks at why the new advice is important.
Los Angeles Times:
Here's Why Experts Say All Kids Ages 6 And Up Should Be Screened For Obesity
With obesity still rising among certain groups of kids, a government panel is renewing its advice that all children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 be screened for obesity. Screening is just the first step. Kids who are obese should then be referred to treatment programs that use a variety of approaches to change their behavior and help them slim down. (Kaplan, 6/20)