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The Identification and Prevention of Obesity in Children

This article discusses the proper identification and management of overweight and obese children in general practice.

Written by Dr Robyn Littlewood BSc, PGDipNut&D, MMedSc, PhD, GCEL and Dr Jacqueline Walker B App Sc. (Ex and Sport Sc), B. Sc (Nutrition and Dietetics) (Hons), PhD

Dr Robyn Littlewood the Director of Dietetics and Food Services at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Children’s Health Queensland and Co-Chair of the Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network within the Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health. She owns a small private practice in Brisbane called Child Health in Life and Disease Dietetics (ChildD).

Dr Jacqueline Walker is a Research Fellow in Nutrition and Exercise at the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland. She has been a paediatric clinical dietitian for eight years, and worked in a variety of settings, including acute care (in major tertiary children’s hospitals), community settings and private practice.


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