Read the sections below to learn more about each condition and to determine if screening may be appropriate for you or your family member. Press Room: AAP Updates Recommendations on Obesity Prevention.
You should discuss screening options with your health care practitioner. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen children, including adolescents, ages 6 and older for obesity and refer them to programs to promote improvements in weight status.
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At each well visit, the following should be discussed: the teen's dietary patterns, levels of physical activity, and sedentary behaviors.
The family's history of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure are important considerations as are a number of other physical measurements the healthcare provider can take.