An important role of nursing is to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Review the 2020 Topics and Objectives on the Healthy People website.

Project for community resources and health promotion.

Title: Addressing nutrition and weight status in children: An evidence-based approach to minimize health disparities

Slide 1.

  • The title of this presentation is: A Evidence-Based Approach To Minimizing Health Disparities in Nutrition and Weight Status for Children: Title
  • The presentation overview
  • Briefly describe the topic and its associated population

Slide 2: A description of the topic and its associated population

  • Define this topic: Nutritional and weight status in children
  • Recognize the population associated with this: Children between 2-19 years old
  • Talk about the negative effects that poor nutrition and weight status have on children such as obesity and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other diseases.
  • Demonstrate how these health disparities impact this population, including those coming from low-income households, minorities racial or ethnic, and those who live in food deserts

Slide 3: Evidence-Based Methods to Optimize Children’s Health

  • Discuss evidence-based strategies to maximize health for children such as MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • These approaches reduce health inequalities through equal access to nutritious foods, education about nutrition, and exercise
  • Talk about the importance of including families, schools and communities when promoting healthy eating habits for children.

Slide 4: Health Education and Family-Centered Promotion

  • This outline outlines a plan for family-centered, health promotion that addresses the problem of children’s poor nutrition and obesity.
  • Give a quick overview of the intervention. For example, a series interactive nutrition workshops that parents can take with their children. Or a social media campaign designed to encourage healthy eating habits.
  • Talk about the importance of adapting your intervention to meet the cultural and/or linguistic needs and including community health workers and peer educators
  • It is important to measure the effectiveness of an intervention by using the appropriate evaluation methods

Slide 5: Health Resources and Organizations

  • Provide a profile of an organization in health related to the chosen focus topic. Examples include the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Discuss the organization’s role in promoting healthy eating habits and weight management for children
  • Provide two resources, national or local, for the proposed education plan that can be utilized by the provider or the patient, such as ChooseMyPlate.gov or the Let’s Move! Let’s Move! Campaign

Slide 6: Health Promotion by Interdisciplinary Health Professionals

  • Recognize inter-disciplinary health professionals that are important for health promotion. These include pediatricians, registered dietitians and physical therapists.
  • They are responsible for promoting active eating and healthy lifestyles in children’s lives, including nutrition counseling and the creation of individualized meal plans.
  • To provide coordinated, comprehensive care for children in a holistic manner, health professionals must communicate and collaborate.

Slide 7:

  • Recapitulate the key points
  • It is crucial to emphasize the value of evidence-based solutions and cross-disciplinary collaboration when tackling the issue of low nutrition and poor weight in children
  • Health providers, parents, schools and communities are urged to take action to encourage healthy eating habits for their children and promote active living for them.

Refer to

  • A list of three or more peer-reviewed sources, scholarly and published in the past five years that are appropriate to the assignment criteria.
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