Promoting healthy eating in nurses

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Abstract

Across the world obesity rates in the general population have been increasing in recent years, a trend that has also been seen among nurses. Alongside the negative health effects of obesity such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, the condition affects an individual's ability to work and results in increasing rates of absenteeism. However, the nature of nursing shift patterns and the healthcare workplace itself can influence a nurse's ability to eat healthily. This article discusses how obesity and healthy eating can affect the nursing role, as well as examining leadership and management practices that can support healthy eating in the workplace. The article is aimed at supporting nurse managers to reflect on their own lifestyle behaviour, which in turn will enable them to engage more with the topic of healthy eating among staff.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalNursing Management
Volume28
Issue number3
Early online date23 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • behaviour change
  • diet
  • health promotion
  • healthy eating
  • lifestyles
  • nutrition
  • nutritional requirements
  • obesity
  • public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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