Effective dietary therapies for pediatric obesity treatment

  • Angela Fitch
  • Jenny Bock


Dietary changes combined with behavioral management techniques, such as short term attainable goal setting, is effective for treating pediatric obesity. Dietary interventions combined with increasing physical activity are essential for weight loss. We review the basic nutrition concepts that should be employed to treat pediatric obesity and summarize the available literature on effective dietary interventions that have been studied to date.


Dietary interventions Obesity Pediatric weight management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Pediatric Weight Management ProgramUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Fairview/University of Minnesota Medical Center, Department of Nutrition, Pediatric Weight Management ProgramUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Fairview Eagan ClinicEaganUSA

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