Addressing childhood obesity at school entry: Qualitative experiences of school health professionals.

@article{Turner2016AddressingCO,
  title={Addressing childhood obesity at school entry: Qualitative experiences of school health professionals.},
  author={Gillian L Turner and Stephanie Owen and Paula M. Watson},
  journal={Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community},
  year={2016},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          304-13
        }
}
School entry provides an opportune moment for health professionals to intervene with children who are overweight, yet identification and management of childhood obesity presents challenges in practice. This multi-method qualitative study explored the experiences of 26 school health professionals in addressing childhood obesity at school entry. Methods included semi-structured interviews with service managers (n = 3); focus groups with school nurses (n = 12) and child health practitioners (n = 6… CONTINUE READING
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