Childhood obesity

Introduction to Childhood Obesity and the Role of the Professional

A one day introduction to childhood obesity which aims to raise awareness of overweight and obesity among professionals. The course will cover diagnosis, causes, implications, evidence based interventions and bringing up the topic of weight with parents. All of our courses use a variety of learning method and are very practical.

This training course is particularly relevant for school nurses, school doctors, health visitors, practice nurses, community nurses, GPs, as well as school teachers, nursery workers, social work staff, physical fitness instructors and voluntary organisations.

We have evaluated our training with participants from health, leisure/physical activity, education and other backgrounds, completing both pre and post evaluations. Post training there were increases in their ability to diagnosis childhood obesity with an increase in their skills in the use of BMI calculations and BMI charts. Knowledge on guidelines, confidence in treatment comprehension and awareness of treatment goals all increased. Confidence in their ability to discuss obesity issues with parents also increased.

Cost - £800 per day