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GONZAGA, Nathalia Costa et al. Nursing: promoting the health of overweight children and adolescents in the school context. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2014, vol.48, n.1, pp.153-161. ISSN 0080-6234.

The study aimed to analyze the nursing interventions related to the competencies of health promotion of overweight children and adolescents in the school context, in light of the Galway Consensus through an integrative review. Articles published between 1988 and June, 2013 were found in the databases CINAHL, SCOPUS, MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane, LILACS and SciELO. A total of 139 publications were obtained from indexed descriptors. Ten articles were selected after reading. The most evident competencies for health promotion were: catalyzing change, needs assessment and impact assessment. The highlights were activities of health education and partnerships with other health professionals and the families of students. It was found that the skills of health promotion developed by nurses can contribute to the adoption of healthy habits by overweight children and adolescents.

Keywords : Nursing care; Obesity; School health; Health promotion; Review.

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