Instructions: Explain your position with regard to health outcomes for childhood obesity (see position statement) Explain the role of the interprofessional team in facilitating improvements for treating and preventing childhood obesity. Evaluate the evidence and positions of others that could support a team’s approach to improving the quality and outcomes of care. Evaluate the evidence and positions of others that are contrary to a team’s approach to improving the quality and outcomes of care. Communicate an initial viewpoint regarding the issue and a synthesis of existing positions in a logically structured and concise manner. Integrate relevant sources (within 5 years) to support assertions, correctly formatting citations, and references using APA style.
Position Statement: Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions resulting in a lower quality of life among children with obesity as compared to children of normal weight. School based obesity prevention and treatment interventions are effective and can enable children to avoid co-morbidities of obesity, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression thereby improving their quality of life.