Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Parents gets a call that their children are too Fat

School nurses are required to phone parents as public health watchdogs issue guidance as they find out that many children are becoming too fat and provide techniques on how to lose weight.

Parents will be telephoned and told their children are too fat and given advice on the nearest slimming club, under guidance issued by a public health watchdog.

The scheme follows official advice by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) that two thirds of the population should be prescribed Weight Watchers sessions on the NHS in a bid to tackle Britain's obesity problem.

The guidance issued by Public Health England to schools, local councils and the NHS, suggests children identified as underweight, overweight or obese should receive a “sensitive” phone call from a school nurse offering advice on how their children can lose weight. This could include a referral to a child’s slimming club.

1 comment:

  1. Obesity is personal and people are obviously sensitive about this issue. Well meaning efforts to tackle childhood obesity are often taken the wrong way, however, obesity can lead to health problems so education and awareness is crucial to helping parents and children make positive diet and lifestyle changes. Thank you for sharing this thought-provoking article with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop!