School-based weight management services: Perceptions and practices of school nurses and administrators

James S. Stang, Mary Story, Barbara Kalina

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Abstract

A questionnaire on providing a school-based weight control program was given to 630 school nurses and 1137 school administrators located in Minnesota. Two hundred ninety-six nurses and 533 administrators responded. Forthy-five percent of the schools reported providing weight control programs for students, primarily on an as-needed basis. Most respondents - 82.4% of nurses and 66.0% of administrators - agreed that schools should provide weight control programs for students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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