Position Statements

SPN defines a position statement as a statement that is relevant within the current healthcare environment. It clearly and succinctly states our position on a controversial or debatable topic.

The following position statements provide a well-thought-out starting point for advocacy around that particular issue. Use these statements to serve as a reference to support your policy at your institution.

SPN produced and endorsed position statements are researched, written and reviewed by pediatric nurses with specialized expertise in the area of concern. All position statements go through committee and Board of Director review at a minimum of every two years.

Overweight Children and Adolescents
Topic: SPN Produced Position Statements
Owner: Kim Eskew, MBA, CAE
Date: 2019-07-22

INTRODUCTION/PROBLEM STATEMENT:                                                              

Overweight and obesity remain an American epidemic, affecting one in every six children (National Association of School Nurses, 2018). According to The State of Obesity (n. d.), the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that the national obesity rate among youth ages 2 to 19 is 18.5%. 

Last Update:7/2019

Reviewed by:

Valerie Badgett, MSN, RN

Approved By:

SPN Education Committee: 04/2004
SPN Board of Directors: 4/2017, 7/2019

Download File   SPN Overweight Children Adolescents FINAL 7.2019.pdf




 SPN Endorsed Position Statements