I’m interested in starting a conversation for amongst any pediatric, school nurses or nurses in general about how, as healthcare professionals, we can help children and their parents make healthier choices.
As you may know, September is National Childhood Obesity Month. As nurses, we see first hand the epidemic that is childhood obesity. But, I’ve been stuck on the question- what can nurses do to help this epidemic? To the best of our abilities, we can educate our patients about the consequences of poor nutrition and how to make healthier choices for a proper diet. Check out my recent blog post on nutrition tips for children and please comment with your thoughts!
Am glad that you have shared this article.Obesity can be reduced in children in a lot of ways.The best is to encourage healthy eating habits.Provide plenty of vegetables,fruits and whole grain products.Always include non-fat dairy products in their diet.Choose lean meats and beans for protein.Drink lots and lots of water.It not only helps in losing weight but helps in washing out harmful foreign substances from your body.
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