Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Qualitative

Design

Literature Review

Classification

Other

Country studied

Global

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

Literature

Study setting

N/A

Age group of participant

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Participant sex

N/A

Target population

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The pediatric obesity encounter: Literature and resources to help with 4 common issues

Goal

Review the best practices and resources for pediatricians providing pediatric obesity management in 4 key areas: how to assess all of the relevant factors contributing to obesity, how to provide nutrition education, how to counsel families who eat out regularly, and what to do with patients who frequently make poor eating choices.

Results

While there are many resources indicating recommendations for the physical exam and laboratory tests, there are very few resources that give pragmatic advice on the counseling aspects of the pediatric obesity encounter. We note new nutrition research showing the importance of avoiding ultra-processed foods. Most importantly, we list several resources regarding useful questionnaires, nutrition guidance, and even further training for pediatricians.

Authors

Zachary M, Sisley S.

Journal

Curr Nutr Rep

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