Active Position Papers of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
This is a collection of current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position papers. Expiration dates for position papers are located in the article information box on the last page of each article. For questions about Academy positions, please email [email protected].
Treatment of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity: Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Based on an Umbrella Review of Systematic ReviewsThis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper describes current evidence on multi-component interventions with nutrition to treat pediatric overweight and obesity and discusses implications for RDNs. An umbrella review of eight systematic reviews provides evidence that multi-component interventions that include nutrition improve body mass index z-scores in all ages and in a variety of settings. More evidence is needed regarding appropriate body mass index measures to track weight and health status changes in children and adolescents with overweight and obesity.