Childhood obesity is largely preventable: HCAs/APs can help

Julie I Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, June 2012, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2012.6.6.279

This article outlines the causes and effects of childhood obesity.

What is it about?

Excess weight can lead to serious health problems in adult life, but problems can also develop during childhood.

Why is it important?

The prevalence of obesity amongst schoolchildren appears to be increasing, highlighting major risks for the health of the future adult population.


Mrs Julie I Swann

Healthcare assistants and associated practitioners can help families and children to understand obesity.

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