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Keywords

Childhood obesity, Nursing education, Obesity, Pediatrics, Staff development.

 

Authors

  1. Rubenstein, Cynthia Dickerson RN, PhD, CPNP-PC

Abstract

Abstract: Childhood obesity prevention and management is currently a priority health focus in the United States. Graduates of nursing programs and practicing registered nurses must be competent to implement interventions and programs to assess, prevent, and manage childhood obesity in acute care and community settings. This article provides an overview of the scope of the problem and recommendations from relevant health organizations. Nurse and staff educators are provided with specific content and teaching strategies for the prevention and management of childhood obesity for developing the knowledge and skills of nursing students, staff nurses, and advanced practice nurses.