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Ladene Nelson_Health Promoter Obesity in nurses: a nutritional approach Ladene Nelson HTH 3523 Assignment 2 October 4, 2010 1
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Ladene Nelson_Health Promoter Goals and Objectives. SMART Goals – make sure that all goals/ objectives are Specific, Measurable, Applicable, Reasonable, and Time specific. There is no minimum or maximum on the number of goals you need to include. Make sure you have all desired outcomes covered. 1. The first and main goal of the program would be to lower the BMI of all overweight nurses by 3 points within 3 months. This would combine a measurable weight loss goal with a time frame that makes that goal attainable. I would use scale weight, measure their height, and then calculate their BMI using the BMI chart available on the CDC website. According to the Centers for Disease Control’s website, BMI is measured by the following formula: [weight (kg)] / [height (m)] 2 (CDC, 2010). Those with a BMI of 25 to 29 will be classified as overweight, those with a BMI of 30 and above will be classified as obese. 2. The last goal is to increase the amount of vegetable servings to 2.5 cups per day. This is the recommended amount of vegetables for a woman between the ages of 19-50 years old who get 30 minutes or less of physical activity per day, according to the Department of 2
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Agriculture (USDA, 2008). I will closely with the cafeteria to make sure there is at least one meal a day with 2.5 servings of vegetables in it. According Nutrition Programs in the Workplace , there are various forms of workplace nutritional interventions. Among those types of company nutrition program are: “the cafeteria or point-of-purchase nutrition education, weight control, cholesterol reduction, programs for pregnant or lactating women, and nutrition education activities” (Glantz, 1986). The author of the study goes on to point out that although data is limited, studies have shown the effectiveness of worksite nutrition programs. 3
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course KIN 2003.001 taught by Professor Gentry during the Fall '10 term at Texas San Antonio.

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