Students to Present at Annual Pediatric Conference
For the past eight years Penn Nursing and Sayre High School students have been collaborating to raise awareness of obesity and type 2 diabetes in West Philadelphia. The students will present their findings, totaling ten posters, at the 29th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference on July 12th at 9:45 to 1045 and 1:15 to 215 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia. Penn Nursing pediatric acute care nurse practitioner students provided an interactive curriculum for students at Sayre who then undertook the project in the community for the past two years in the Dance for Health study, height, weight, and calculated body mass index were measured by both groups of students and activity level was measured by pedometers. In the two years of the Dance for Health project there have been 228 participants, 93 were children, and there has been significant weight loss in adult women.