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The school nurse has just completed the height-and-weight assessment of the students in the 4th-grade class. When tracking these data, she recognized that 60% of the students were normal body weight; however, 25% were overweight and 15% were obese. She has recognized that she needs to implement a nutrition and physical activity program for this population.
What resources does the school nurse have to identify best practice principles that will guide this work of the school nurse?
What strategies might the school nurse recommend to the school wellness committee to address the problem of childhood obesity?
How can the school nurse evaluate whether the school-based programs are working?