Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Primary Prevention of Childhood Obesity (Second Edition)

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Mental Health & Addictions Initiative
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About this Guideline:

Using Hamilton and Bhatti’s (1996) Population Health Promotion Model to frame the perspective of this Guideline, the following types of recommendations were created to address the child, family, community, sector/system and societal levels of care:

  • Practice recommendations which refer to comprehensive interventions in settings where children gather (such as the home, schools and child-care centres);
  • Education recommendations which support the development and maintenance of nursing competency in the primary prevention of childhood obesity; and
  • System, organization and policy recommendations which address the importance of supportive practice environments for the implementation and evaluation of high-quality, evidence-based nursing care targeting the primary prevention of obesity in childhood.
First edition originally published 2005.


Link to the: In the Know with RNAO Primary Prevention of Childhood Obesity Webinar

Webinar: Primary Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Note: the introduction to this webinar is missing due to technical difficulties at the time of recording.

Webinar: An Organizational Strategy to Successfully Implement and Sustain Best Practice in Childhood Obesity