Pediatric Weight Management Contributors
  Pediatric Overweight Contributors
Pediatric Weight Management Evidence Analysis Team
Expert Workgroup
Christina W. Biesemeier, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Chair
Joyce B. Bittle, PhD, RD, LDN
Nancy M. Copperman, MS, RD, CND
Heather S. Holden, RD, LDN
Shelley Kirk, PhD, RD, LD

Project Manager/Lead Analyst
J. Scott Parrott, PhD
Evidence Analysts
Lisa A. Davis, MS, RD
Debby K. Demory-Luce, PhD, RD, LD
Sarah Krathwohl
Association Positions Committee Workgroup
Lorrene D. Ritchie, PhD, RD
Denise Sofka, MPH
Guideline Reviewers
William H. Dietz, MD, PhD
David Frankenfield, MS, RD
Marion J. Franz, MS, RD, CDE
M. Patricia Fuhrman, MS, RD, LD, FADA
Van S. Hubbard, MD, PhD
Marc S. Jacobson, MD
Donna B. Johnson, PhD, RD
Elvira Q. Johnson, MS, RD, CDE, LDN
Rita M. Johnson, PhD, RD, LDN, FADA
Capt. Audrey M. Koertvelyessy, MSN, MA, FNP
Nancy M. Lewis, PhD, RD, FADA
Kathleen C. Niedert, MBA, RD, LD, FADA
Kimberly Robien, PhD, RD, FADa, CNSD
Dennis Styne, MD
Margaret J. Tate, MS, RD
Financial Contributor
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Deborah Cummins, PhD
Kari Kren, MPH, RD
Esther F. Myers, PhD, RD

Disclosures of Potential Conflict of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers. Workgroup members have disclosed the following:
Nancy M. Copperman, recieved and Honorarium for the Certificate of Training in Child and Adolescent Weight Management Course.
Heather S. Holden, currently holds memberships with the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Lorrene Ritchie, recieved Grants/Research Support Foundation Iacocca Foundation, Atkins Foundation, Gilbert
Note: The Academy acknowledges and is grateful for support from financial contributors; however the Academy’s Research and Strategic Business Development staff maintains full control over the content and process of all evidence analysis projects including the selection of topics, evaluation of research, assignment of grades, and development of recommendations.

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