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

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