Why being an overweight nurse matters – and what to do about it
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Why being an overweight nurse matters – and what to do about it

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Advice on how to access healthy food, plan for night shifts and get the support you need at work

Obesity is one of the most significant health problems facing the general population, and nursing staff are mirroring the trend. Poor access to nutritious food, especially for staff working at night or in the community, and long, often understaffed, shifts with inadequate breaks are key issues.

Nursing Standard. 35, 3, 56-58. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.3.56.s22

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