Monday, January 25, 2010

Federal Panel Urges Obesity Screening for ages 6 and up.



Photo credit: Thomas Reis Edutopia Magazine

A federal panel of health experts has issued new recommendations encouraging U.S. doctors to screen children aged 6 and older for obesity, and to offer them a referral to intensive weight management programs when necessary.

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The new recommendations was published in the February issue of Pediatrics, and are available online now at the Pediatrics Web site.

For more on the topic of childhood obesity read :http://www.edutopia.org/fighting-fitness.

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