Children living with obesity should be evaluated and treated early
Medical nutrition therapy and physical activity are the foundation for everyone. The 3 pillars of treatment continue to be pharmacotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy and bariatric surgery
Canada needs to take this seriously; healthcare professionals need to be trained in obesity management and basic competencies in obesity management need to be a mandatory requirement in all medical licensing exams.
Managing obesity needs to become first-line treatment for all patients presenting with any obesity related comorbidity.
Families need access to evidence-based and long-term treatment (pediatric obesity centers were closed during covid)
Congratulations to all those involved in the AAP guidelines. We can’t wait to share the Canadian Pediatric CPG which will be released in 2023.