Activity Provided By
ANA Continuing Online Education
Overview / Abstract
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.
Credits / Hours
Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?
Presenters / Authors / Faculty
Marti Jordan-Welch and Bonnie Lee Harbaugh
Activity Specialities / Related Topics
Obesity / Weight Management, Pediatrics