College of nursing discusses the psychological effects of obesity on children

College of nursing discusses the psychological effects of obesity on children


Faculty of nursing at University of Baghdad organized a symposium entitled (psychological effects of obesity on children). The symposium was headed by Assistant Prof. Dr. Khamis Bandar from the department of children’s nursing within the activities of the continuing education unit at the college to discuss the problem of obesity among children and its effects on their psychological aspect since it is a public health problem that leads to physical, psychological and social problems. The lecturer presented some solutions to deal with this problem as well as recommendations adopted by World Health Organization (WHO) which can be summarized in following a healthy diet along with increasing the physical activity which is considered as the key to solve this matter.