Archived: Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening
Original Release Date: January 2010
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendation and Evidence
|Children aged 6 years and older|
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen children aged 6 years and older for obesity and offer them or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral intervention to promote improvement in weight status.
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Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-screening?ds=1&s=Obesity in Children and Adolescents