Weight of the nation: USC Upstate community health nursing students to present BMI screening and discussion

February 1, 2013 at 8:03 am

All too often, our well-intended new year’s resolutions regarding our diet and weight have fallen by the way side by February. Even for someone who knows that their weight puts them at risk for health problems, there is no easy path to maintaining a healthy weight. Fad diets, diet pills and liposuction may result in weight loss, but the improvements are often temporary.

With this in mind, community health nursing students from the Mary Black School of Nursing at the University of South Carolina Upstate invite the public to attend a free BMI (body mass index) screening and discussion about your numbers, on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. in the Campus Life Center ballroom.

BMI is a measure for human body shape based on an individual’s weight and height.

“Long-term success requires permanent lifestyle changes and the ability to resist the temptations we face every day,” said Dr. Julie Moss, assistant professor of nursing. “Far too many Americans who are overweight or obese continue to develop health problems as a result. In order to end the epidemic, everyone must be part of the solution.”

According to Moss, the event will be informative and encouraging to those who are struggling with weight and nutrition issues. For more information, contact Dr. Julie Moss at (864) 503-5462 or jmoss@uscupsatte.edu.