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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2010

Effectiveness of Weight Management Interventions in Children: A Targeted Systematic Review for the USPSTF

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen children age 6 and older for obesity and offer them or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvement in weight status.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
USPSTF
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Nutrition and Weight Status
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Randomized Controlled Trial
Expert Opinion
Citation: 
Whitlock EP, O’Connor EA, Williams SB, Beil TL, Lutz KW. Effectiveness of Weight Management Interventions in Children: A Targeted Systematic Review for the USPSTF. Pediatrics [Internet]. 2010 Feb 1 [cited 2013 Jan 17];125(2):e396–e418. Epub 2010 Jan 18. Available from: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/125/2/e396.long