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].
Prevention 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 reports current evidence on pediatric overweight and obesity prevention interventions and discusses implications for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). An overview of current systematic reviews provided evidence-based results from a range of nutrition interventions according to developmental age group (ages 2 to 5, 6 to 12, and 13 to 17 years). Twenty-one current systematic reviews of nutrition interventions demonstrated a beneficial effect of nutrition and physical activity interventions on body mass index measures and no adverse events were identified.
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.