Improving the Health of Obese and Overweight Youth
Improving the Health of Obese and Overweight Youth Monday, April 13, 2009
More than 23 million children and adolescents are overweight or obese in the United States. They are at increased risk of heart disease and stroke, diabetes, asthma and certain types of cancer, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s program on obesity.
The featured content describes innovative programs and QualityTools to help obese youth achieve a healthy weight and life-style.
- Staged Weight Management Program Helps Overweight Children Reduce Caloric Intake and Body Mass Index
- Family-Oriented Program Combines Medical Care and Behavioral Counseling, Leading to Health Improvements in Obese Children and Adolescents
- Multidisciplinary Program Combining Medical, Counseling, and Behavior Modification Services Helps Overweight Children and Adolescents Lose Weight, Reduce Body Mass Index
- Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index
Also in This Issue:
- School Nurses Provide Daily Testing, As-Needed Administration of Insulin, Leading to Better Glycemic Control in Low-Income Students With Diabetes
- Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic Offers Testing-Only Express Visit to Eligible Patients, Leading to Shorter Waits, Increased Throughput
- Children's Hospital–Based Safety Store Offers Low-Cost and Free Child Safety Products, Leading to Reports of Lives Saved, Injuries Prevented