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New study shows effectiveness of MEND program in prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity
Date:2/1/2010

ent in childhood is therefore crucial.

A January 2010 article published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Society of Pediatrics, confirmed the importance of programs such as MEND. In this article, The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services, recommends that clinicians screen children aged 6 years and older for obesity and offer them or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvement in weight status.


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Contact: Teresa Earle
teresa.earle@mendcentral.org
310-529-7718
MEND Foundation
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