Sample Paper on Obesity Warren County Ohio Teaching Plan

Obesity Warren County Ohio Teaching Plan

Nursing Diagnosis: Risk of obesity and obesity-related diseases among adults living in Warren county related to inactivity, dietary patterns, and sedentary lifestyles as evidenced by the rates of overweight and obesity in the country, as well as the rates of insufficient physical activity among people in this county.

Target population: A church group

Long-term goals: To eliminate obesity in Warren County

Short-term goals: To impact the community with education on healthy dietary patterns, physical activity, and risks of obesity-related diseases

Teaching plan content Objectives:


To reduce cases of obesity among Warren County residents.


To equip Warren county citizens with education about the risk factors, prevention and management methods, and complications related to obesity. This would support the Healthy 2020 goal on nutrition and weight status that promotes reduction of chronic diseases such as hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, which may result as a complication of obesity

(Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2018; Nies & McEwen, 2014).


To provide Warren county residents with education about healthy dietary patterns, physical activity, and offer them strategies to improve their diet and incorporate exercise in their lives.
Content Outlines:


·       Awareness of obesity risks factors and its prevalence ·       Education on the pathophysiology of obesity and different causes.

·       Education on obesity complications

·       Education on the management of obesity using dietary patterns and physical activity

·       Education about the intake of healthy diets



Method of Instruction: Lecture method: Oral presentation on the risk factors related to obesity Learner-centered: Learner-centered approaches aim to resolve the issues affecting the learners and meet their needs during the learning process (Schreurs & Dumbraveanu, 2014) Learner centered and discussion method to promote participation of the community members (Hackathorn, Solomon, Blankmeyer, Tennial, & Garczynski, 2011)
Time of Instruction: 1 day:

The activity will be conducted on the first day.

A pretest will be offered to determine the knowledge of the participants on obesity

1 week:

The activity will be conducted in one week for each community groups that will be addressed in the churches.

The activity will be conducted in one week for each community groups that will be addressed in the churches.

Approximately 20 minutes on the first and last day will be used for pre and posttests.

1 week:

The activity will be conducted in one week for each community group.

Approximately 20 minutes on the first and last day will be used for pre and posttests.

Method of Evaluation: Question and answer session after presentation

Pretest and Post-test

Question and answer sessions after every teaching lesson.

Pretests and posttests

Using pre and posttests, scoring rubrics for group assignments or presentations (Gal, Rubio, Iglesias, & Gonzalez, 2018)
Literacy Information Target population demographics: The target age group will be adults between the ages of 18 to 65 years. Both male and female adults will be included.

The estimated level of education for most of the people in the community was high school and college.

As such, their literacy level will be compared to that of high school graduates.

Effect of the literacy levels on the content used to implement the teaching plan:

The literacy levels of the members of the community will determine their ability to understand the aspects of obesity taught to them.

The community members’ literacy levels would also dictate the approaches used to educate them.

The nurse will categorize the members of the community into specific groups based on their educational levels to ensure that each group can be addressed based on intellectual abilities.

The nurses can also use a pre-test to determine the educational and cognitive level of the community members (Neibaum, Cunningham-Sabo, & Bellows, 2015).

Literacy considerations that should be taken by the nurse:

The nurses should know the target audience and identify specific characteristics base on their needs.

The nurses should send a clear, actionable message to the community to inform them of the plan to introduce the program.

They should also use meaningful visual aid to promote the community learning processes.

The nurses should conduct pre-test assessment tests to categorize the target audience (Neibaum, Cunningham-Sabo, & Bellows, 2015; Cresswell, Bates, & Sheikh, 2013).


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