Ninety four percent of school nurses stated they were confident or very confident in measuring height and weight and 74% stated they were confident or very confident in converting height and weight to BMI. Ninety three percent felt confident to very confident in helping parents interpret BMI findings. According to this study, school nurses would support measuring and reporting BMI to parents as a way to influence healthy weight in school children.Every day, school nurses across the country perform activities that include nutrition education, mental health counseling, and crisis intervention, age ... Parents typically do not consult growth charts to determine whether a child is obese. ... The school nurse can address this issue and make it a priority for her at -risk students.
|Title||:||Elementary School Nurses' Perceptions and Practices Regarding Body Mass Index Measurement in School Children|
|Author||:||Candace H. Hendershot|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|