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ERIC Number: ED539216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Overweight and Obesity in Youth in Schools--The Role of the School Nurse. Position Statement. Revised
Mehrley, Melissa; Leibold, Nancyruth
National Association of School Nurses (NJ1)
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses that school nurses have the knowledge and expertise to promote the prevention of overweight and obesity and address the needs of overweight and obese youth in schools. The school nurse collaborates with students, families, school personnel, and health care providers to promote healthy weight and identify overweight and obese youth who may be at risk for health problems. The school nurse can refer and follow up with students who may need to see a health care provider. The school nurse also educates and advocates for changes in the school and district that promote a healthy lifestyle for all students. [For the complete report, "Position Statements, Issue Briefs, Resolutions and Consensus Statements. Revised," see ED539227.]
National Association of School Nurses. 8484 Georgia Avenue Suite 420, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 866-627-6767; Tel: 240-821-1130; Fax: 301-585-1791; Web site: http://www.nasn.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses