The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has developed a one day course to train nurses in the assessment for childhood obesity and to provide them with tools for school nurses to use to assist students, families and the school community to address obesity.
The name of this program is S.C.O.P.E. which stands for "School Nurse Childhood Obesity Prevention Education."
As a nurse, I know that School Nurses have been spread too thin to be able to do the type of community and outreach programs that are necessary to help families. I am glad to hear that the NASN is taking an active role in helping School Nurses take a leadership role in addressing this issue through the school system.
Check with your child's school to find it if their School Nurse is participating in this very important program. Share your thoughts and ideas for effective childhood obesity prevention strategies.
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