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.