Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program - Management and Treatment in Health Care Settings

  • American Medical Association (AMA) - Public Health: Position on Obesity.

  • Children and Adolescents Treatment - Specific recommendations and charts from "Obesity Evaluation and Treatment: Expert Committee Recommendations."

  • Children: Treatment Algorithm - A detailed screening and treatment algorithm that provides a succinct, pictorial approach to preventing and managing care for overweight children.  Developed as part of the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. 

  • Make Your Calories Count - General information and tools from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Pediatric Recommendations (PDF, 220 KB)  - The Expert Committee Recommendations on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity.  The committee was convened by the American Medical Association (AMA) and co-funded in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Related documents: Full Report (PDF, 1.2 MB) .

  • Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity - General information from the Weight-control Information Network (WIN).

  • Weight Loss Strategies - Research findings from the National Weight Control Registry.

  • When to Use Drug Therapy in the Treatment of Obesity - A summary article from the American Family Physician.

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Last Revised: July 2, 2015