Addressing the Needs of the Child Who is Obese

January 2005
Pediatric Nursing;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
The article informs that today the prevalence of childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Nutrition and health experts have recently revised the Food Guide Pyramid in an effort to promote healthier eating and developed new guidelines regarding exercise. The pediatric nurse, whether in the hospital, ambulatory, school, or other community setting, will encounter children who are obese. Thus, keeping current on interventions that are available today can help the pediatric nurse better serve these children and their families.


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