Student Well-Being

U.S. Pediatric Obesity Screening, Counseling Found to Be Uneven

By Bryan Toporek — June 04, 2012 1 min read

With the U.S. facing an ongoing childhood obesity crisis, various groups have urged pediatricians to screen youths for obesity and provide counseling in recent years.

Despite this, a large number of overweight and obese children continue to go without being counseled about healthy eating habits or physical activity by health care professionals, according to a study published Monday in the journal

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.