Pandemic of childhood obesity
Obesity continues to be on the rise and creates a multitude of other issues for patients as secondary diagnoses due to the obesity. In my experience and over the years I have seen clothing stores change their size charts, and restaurants offer larger portion sizes, with cheaper prices. There is a pandemic of childhood obesity with estimates the rate of obesity will continue to rise. What will it take for the community to focus on health education and maintaining a healthy weight? It appears there are efforts in some campaigns such as the former first lady, Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign, but I’m not sure it is enough. I do not see a huge change in childhood obesity or adult obesity. What can nurses do to support healthier habits and lifestyles in the community?