Task Force Recommends Early Intervention To Battle Childhood Obesity Epidemic
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force wants pediatricians to screen children's BMIs.
Los Angeles Times:
To Fight Childhood Obesity, Task Force Recommends Screening All Kids Starting At Age 6
The fight against childhood obesity should begin in doctors’ offices with routine weight screening for all kids ages 6 and up, according to fresh advice from health experts. Draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urge pediatricians and other clinicians to check the body mass index of children and adolescents to identify patients who would benefit from weight counseling programs. (Kaplan, 11/1)