Childhood Obesity, Updated 1st Edition
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Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. This continuing education course for nurses focuses on the current recommendations for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of childhood obesity. It also reviews family relationships and their role in obesity as well as the role of media and marketing. In this CE course, nurses will learn practical application strategies for clinical care and various preventative programs.
- Identify trends in childhood obesity.
- Discuss dietary, physical, and behavioral factors in obese children.
- Discuss familial roles in obesity prevention.
- Identify the impact of media and food marketing on children’s health and nutrition.
- Describe the roles of schools, the community, and government in the prevention of obesity.
- Identify components of an assessment for an obese child or adolescent.
- Discuss the Stages of Change Model and its application to behavioral counseling for childhood obesity.
- Describe the principles of motivational interviewing and its application in counseling the obese child, adolescent, and family.
- Discuss obesity prevention and treatment programs targeted to children and adolescents.
Bonnie A. Spear, PhD, RD, is currently Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has had over 30 years of experience working in nutrition. Her area of professional practice and research is child and adolescent obesity, eating disorders, and sports nutrition. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on adolescent nutrition and is widely published in the field. She has served as an expert consultant to the American Dietetic Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures initiative, the Society for Adolescent Medicine, and was chair of the writing team in the development of the Treatment Recommendations for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of childhood obesity published in Pediatrics in December, 2007.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.