What do you tell clients when they ask you about the latest weight-loss product or plan? How do you evaluate these items? New weight-loss programs, books, products and supplements continuously hit the marketplace.It is important for healthcare professionals to provide knowledgeable, professional advice on selection and use of these products. This continuing education program describes key guidelines for evaluating weight-loss programs and weight-loss plans. It presents pertinent information on popular programs, such as Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, e-Diets, South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, non-profit support programs, popular diet books, meal replacement products and over-the-counter diet aids. It identifies useful resources necessary for the well-informed healthcare professional to vet what promises to be the endless supply of new products introduced into the marketplace.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide dietitians, health educators, occupational therapists and pharmacists with useful, general guidelines for evaluating weight-loss programs, books and products. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss the nine key questions important for evaluating weight-loss programs, books and products
- Respond knowledgeably to client inquiries concerning popular commercial weight-loss plans and products
- Identify resources for accessing current and accurate information to evaluate the latest weight-loss programs, products and books
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.
Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested learning codes: 4000, 4040, 4090, 5000, 5370
Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).