Prevention Strategies and Guidelines to Manage Obesity in Children and Young People

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, P.O. Box 130040, Mafraq, 25113, Jordan.

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Jerash University, Amman - Irbid International Street 26150 Jerash, Jordan.

3 Assistant Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing/Al Al-Bayt University, Adult Healthcare Nursing Department, P.O. Box130040, Mafraq, 25113, Jordan.

4 PhD, MSN, MPH, BSN (RN), Associate Nursing Program Director, Stratford University, USA.

5 Assistant Dean for Students Affairs, Head of Adult Healthcare Nursing Department, Princess of Salma Faculty of Nursing, Al Al-Bayt University, P.O. Box 130040 Mafraq 25113, Jordan.

6 Associate Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, Community and Mental Health Department, Al Al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan.

7 Associate Professor, Al-Albayt University/Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, Mafraq, Jordan.

8 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Jerash University, Jordan, P.O. Box 26150 Jerash, Jordan.

9 Associate Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

10 Full Professor, Community and Mental Health Department, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, Jordan.

Abstract

Obesity in children and young people is a significant public health issue. It can be associated with adverse health, economic and social implications. It is argued that preventing obesity needs adaptation to a healthy lifestyle, which includes behavioral modification, reduction in sedentary behavior, changes in nutrition, managing stress and increased physical activity. Families, healthcare professionals, school nurses, policy makers, researchers, and the community share responsibilities to prevent and manage obesity in children and young people.

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