Work continues on updating clinical practice guideline for managing pediatric obesity in Canada. To inform the guideline, we’re carrying out five literature reviews on topics related to the effectiveness of obesity management using interventions that focus on (1) behavioural, (2) pharmacotherapeutic, and (3) surgical approaches. These reviews are complemented by two others on (4) clinical assessment and (5) families’ values and preferences.

In parallel, we are completing an online survey of parents and healthcare professionals about the treatment outcomes that are most important to them; their priorities will inform our 5 reviews as well as the subsequent recommendations made by our team.

Several individuals have joined our group over the past months, including parents, family doctors, and researchers with expertise in obesity and mental health. All of the activities we have planned to update the guideline are described in our project protocol paper, which will be published later in 2021.