Obesity

Managing pandemic related obesity in schools

September 28, 2021

School nurses and nurse practitioners play an important role in assessing the child’s health status related to obesity, potential for co-morbidities, and implementing appropriate management strategies.

Using a health literacy approach with childhood obesity

April 29, 2021

Becoming overweight at a young age can lead to long-term obesity and represents an important challenge to tackle in childhood. An investigation looks at the impact of a health literacy intervention on reducing overweight children.

Examining the efficacy of BMI “report cards”

November 20, 2020

Screening children for their body mass index (BMI) and sending “report cards” to parents has been suggested as an intervention to combat childhood obesity. Are they really as effective as some think?