ANA Continuing Online Education
End the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity...One Family at a Time
Activity Expires: 12-31-2012

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ANA Continuing Online Education

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The number of overweight American children keeps growing at a rate that's hard to swallow. And so does the number of American children at risk for becoming overweight. Unless we stop the spread of this problem now, the long-term debilitating effects on today's children -and ultimately, on their children-will exhaust our healthcare resources.


  • Describe the obesity epidemic and its consequences.
  • Describe the guidelines of the American Medical Association's Expert Committee on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity.
  • Discuss the role of the nurse in preventing and managing childhood obesity.
  • Explain the staged approach to treatment of childhood obesity.

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1.5 contact hours

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Marti Jordan-Welch and Bonnie Lee Harbaugh

Activity Specialities / Related Topics
Obesity / Weight Management, Pediatrics

Activity Disciplines
Nursing CNE

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