The health of our society depends on professionals having current, practical information about weight management, and the confidence to make effective recommendations and judgments. Obesity contributes to four of the leading causes of death in the U.S. -- heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes, which were responsible for over 1.4 million deaths in 2017. The estimated economic impact of obesity on the U.S. health care system – including both direct and indirect costs -- surpasses $100 billion per year. All healthcare professionals have key roles to play in addressing the issues of weight management. While many of the basic principles of effective weight management have remained the same over the years, new information is revealed on an ongoing basis and healthcare professionals should understand and keep current with the best evidence-based treatment options for overweight and obesity.
Emily Sachs, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian who specializes in the treatment of childhood and adult obesity through lifestyle modification. She is a fitness instructor and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics and a master’s degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)
Commission on Dietetic Registration
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Certified Health Education Specialist
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 9.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Relias LLC company is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). The National Strength and Conditioning Association approved 0.40 CEU(s) in category C for certified individuals who successfully complete this course.
American College of Sports Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 9.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.
Chapter One: Definition, Prevalence, and Health Risks of Obesity
Chapter Two: Obesity Causes and Influences
Chapter Three: Controversies in Obesity Treatment
Chapter Four: Developing a Treatment Plan
Chapter Five: Medications and Surgery for Weight Loss
Chapter Six: Commercial Weight-loss Programs
Chapter Seven: Popular Weight-loss Books and Products
Appendix 1: Body Mass Index Table
Appendix 2: 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Key Recommendations
Appendix 3: MyPlate: 1,600-Calorie Sample Meal Plan
Appendix 4: Dietary Reference Intakes
Appendix 5: Daily Food Diary Form
Appendix 6: Food Frequency Form
Appendix 7: Stages of Change
Appendix 8: The DASH Eating Plan
Appendix 9: Estimating Calories for Food
Appendix 10: Reduce Calories by Food Substitution
Appendix 11: The Food Label
Appendix 12: Guide to Label Nutrient Claims
Appendix 13: Behavior Modification Techniques
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