USPSTF Opinion on Preventive and Screening Measures for Childhood Obesity

To prepare for this Discussion, review the article concerned with screening and public policy. Contains potentially controversial recommendations for screening and prevention.
Post a comprehensive response to the following:
• From the article, summarize the recommendations, include what makes them controversial and whether you feel they are justified.
• Describe the epidemiological evidence in support of your position.
• Identify whether the prevention program you review is population or high-risk based and how that influences your assessment.
• Article: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2005). Screening and interventions for overweight in children and adolescents: Recommendation statement. Pediatrics, 116(1), 205–209.:
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is the government organization charged with independently evaluating research evidence and making appropriate recommendations about screening and other preventive services. In this report, the USPSTF summarizes evidence of the usefulness of screening for obesity in children, which has become an increasingly prevalent public health problem.

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