Childhood Obesity: The Role of the Community Health Nurse

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Childhood Obesity: The Role of the Community Health Nurse
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Community Health Assessment:
Childhood Obesity in Fifth Grade Hispanic Children and the
Role of the Community Health Nurse
Introduction
The problem of childhood obesity is widespread and prevalent in North America, particularly in minority populations, where diets are considered to be inadequate nutritionally. The rate of childhood obesity overall has risen from 4.5% in 1963 to almost 17% in the present day (Bariatric Surgery Source, 2011). Most alarmingly, Hispanics/Latinos have the highest childhood obesity rates of all ethnicities (Bariatric Surgery Source, 2011). This is due to many factors according to the...
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