Most paediatricians doubt obesity care

Only one in five paediatricians feels they can make a difference to an obese child’s weight, an Australian study finds.

While most felt confident discussing and assessing obesity, only 18% of paediatricians surveyed were “quite confident” of actually making a difference.

And only 2% were “very confident”, according to the online survey, which included 166 paediatricians from across Australia.