Drs. Eliana Perrin and Nakiya Showell discuss the guidelines, controversies, and hopes of the recently released American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Obesity.

Dr. Eliana Perrin is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, and Dr. Nakiya Showell is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Harriet Lane Clinic. They have both conducted a considerable amount of research on childhood overweight prevention and treatment.

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