US paediatricians call for checks for childhood obesityBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7414.518-a (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:518
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
The American Academy of Pediatrics has called on its members to make obesity screening and counselling a routine part of children's check ups, like testing reflexes or administering immunisations.
The report offers paediatricians procedures to identify patients and intervene before their weight problems start, rather than waiting until children are too heavy. …