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Tackling childhood obesity

01 May 2009

Primary Health Care


HENRY, or Health, Exercise, Nutrition for the Really Young, is a series of training courses designed to help practitioners who work with families and young children...

Supporting service users to lose weight

05 May 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Obesity commonly leads to long-term health problems and it is especially prevalent among people with learning disabilities. This article describes how community...

Weight management programme for children

04 June 2010

Primary Health Care


NHS Telford and Wrekin is working with Coventry University to develop, implement and evaluate a local weight management programme for children and their families...

Barriers to addressing childhood weight issues in acute care settings and how to overcome them

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

Excess weight and obesity in childhood is a global problem, with UK prevalence unfavourably high. Despite national policy recommendations and professional guidelines...

Opportunistic health promotion among overweight children

10 April 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Aim To explore children’s nurses’ attitudes to providing health promotion advice to overweight children and their families during hospital admissions. Methods...

Risk factors for childhood obesity: a data analysis of the Welsh Health Survey

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

Background Background The prevalence of childhood obesity in Wales is 12%. It has been estimated that obesity will cost the NHS £10 billion a year by 2050...

Behavioural approaches to treating overweight and obesity in adolescents

07 November 2017

Nursing Children and Young People

Behavioural treatment

Being overweight and obese in adolescence are significant global public health issues which threaten the viability of basic healthcare delivery in many countries....

Childhood obesity: The challenges for nurses

11 March 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Obesity is one of the biggest challenges facing UK children’s nurses today. However, it is a problem borne of many causes and requiring multi-level interventions. It...

Challenges in adapting a survey: ensuring cross-cultural equivalence

01 June 2018

Nurse Researcher

language barriers

Background The increase in the number of international research studies means more surveys need to be adapted for use in different languages. To obtain valid...

The relationship between physical activity and diet, and overweight and obesity, in young people

04 October 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Background Childhood obesity has a worldwide association with serious health problems and complications that increase the risk of illness and death. Aim To identify...