Actions of nurses and teachers in the prevention and combat of childhood obesity

Fabiane Dias da Rosa dos Santos, Camila Bueno Vitola, Isabel Cristinade Oliveira Arrieira, Maria Cristina da Silveira Chagas, Giovana Calcagno Gomes, Fabiani Weiss Pereira
2014 Revista da Rede de Enfermagem do Nordeste  
The objective of this study was to know how nurses and teachers contribute to prevent and combat childhood obesity. It is a qualitative study, conducted in 2012, with data collected through interviews with three nurses from a basic health unit and eight teachers from a public school in southern Brazil. Thematic analysis pointed out as factors that contribute to childhood obesity eating unhealthy foods and the families' food culture. As actions of prevention and combat there is the promotion of
more » ... reast feeding, the mother's educational process and the use of recreational activities that promote children's learning about obesity. It was concluded that joint and systematic actions among nurses and teachers are important to fight childhood obesity.
doi:10.15253/2175-6783.2014000300011 fatcat:yetwqb6i3fddbnr3y4nhw3xdlq