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Faculty and Staff Development Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Rubenstein, Cynthia Dickerson RN, PhD, CPNP-PC

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing: November/December 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 6 - p 385–391
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e31825d89bc
Feature: CE Connection

Abstract: Childhood obesity prevention and management is currently a priority health focus in the United States. Graduates of nursing programs and practicing registered nurses must be competent to implement interventions and programs to assess, prevent, and manage childhood obesity in acute care and community settings. This article provides an overview of the scope of the problem and recommendations from relevant health organizations. Nurse and staff educators are provided with specific content and teaching strategies for the prevention and management of childhood obesity for developing the knowledge and skills of nursing students, staff nurses, and advanced practice nurses.

Nurse and staff educators learn specific content and strategies for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in acute care and community settings.

Cynthia Dickerson Rubenstein is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director at James Madison University, Department of Nursing, Harrisonburg, Virginia. She can be reached via e-mail at ruben2cd@jmu.edu.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.