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Newest Migrant Health Newsline! Nutrition Education
One of the HRSA Clinical Performance Measures health centers are required to meet relates to Body Mass Index (BMI) Percentile documentation and its use in determining obesity rates in patients served. Nutrition education can be a very useful tool as part of a follow-up plan for those patients whose BMI places them in an overweight or obese category. It can also serve as a key prevention strategy for addressing this performance measure and other measures, such as those relating to diabetes and hypertension.
This issue of Migrant Health Newsline highlights three different entities that offer nutrition education to their populations in different ways. Two are health centers and one is a local community non-profit organization. The articles provide details on the development and implementation of these successful nutrition education programs. You will also find a listing of helpful online resources related to this topic and a commentary on the importance of access to healthy food and lifestyle options in communities facing health disparities.