Weight Management Case Study In Nursing

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Introduction The patient is a 14-year old female named Jane. Her BMI had been previously found to be in the overweight category. Jane's weight has been increasing each year steadily for the last six years by an average of 10 to 15 lbs. The patient's BMI has now progressed into the obese category for her age according to her recent well-child visit report, something that is of concern to her primary care physician. The physician has sent Jane to me for weight management counseling. It is revealed that both of her parents are also struggling with their weight and are wondering how they will manage their daughter's weight at home. Jane usually takes her lunch at school, and her parents admit that when they run out of cash, they sometimes resort…show more content…
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