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Chapter 16: Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Efficacy and Safety of Popular Diets and Weight Control Programs
Catherine Christie, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Claudia Sealey-Potts, PhD, RDN, FAND
Connie Labyak, PhD, RDN
Judith C. Rodriguez, PhD, RDN, FAND

Contributors and Peer Reviewers
Foreword and Preface

Chapter 16 Contents



Clinical Approach to the Overweight/Obese Child or Adolescent    

Use of Popular Diets    

Meta-analysis of Intervention Programs for Children and Adolescents  

Lifelong Weight Management      

Types of Popular Diets   

Behavioral Weight-Management Plans
              Food-Focused Weight-Loss Plans
Reduced Macronutrient Content Plans
Food Group Guides/Exchange Systems
Food Timing/Meals and Snacks Combinations
Commercial Meal/Snack  Replacements
Other Plans

Diets Designed for Use With Children and Adolescents   

Balanced Macronutrient Low-Kilocalorie Diets
Traffic Light Diet
Multidisciplinary Behavior Change Programs


Learning Objectives

1.            Describe the importance of weight maintenance vs weight
loss recommendations for children and adolescents.

2.            Critique one of the discussed popular diets for use with children.

3.            Describe 3 positive characteristics of a weight-loss plan discussed for use with adolescents.

4.            Assess the efficacy of a balanced macronutrient low-kilocalorie diet for use with children.


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