Popular Weight-Loss Programs and Products - CHES31

Popular Weight-Loss Programs and Products

Can They Promote Weight Loss and Sustainable Weight-Loss Maintenance?

by Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RDN
CHES31
(4.5 / 22 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (2.00 CECH)

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Price: $39.00
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Summary:

What do you tell clients when they ask you about the latest weight-loss product or plan? How do you evaluate these items? Are they safe? New weight-loss programs, products and supplements continuously hit the marketplace. It is important for healthcare professionals to provide knowledgeable, professional advice on the selection and use of these products. This course describes key guidelines for evaluating weight-loss programs and plans. It presents pertinent information on popular programs, non-profit support programs, meal replacement products and OTC diet aids. It identifies useful resources necessary for the well-informed healthcare professional to vet what promises to be an endless supply of new products introduced into the marketplace.

Objectives:

The goal of this weight-loss program continuing education course is to provide registered dietitian nutritionists, health educators, occupational therapists and pharmacists with useful, general guidelines for evaluating weight-loss programs, books and products. After studying the information 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
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.
 
Health educators: 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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, 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 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 3/16/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/10/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/10/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Cheryl P - Kent, WA  ·  Sep 01, 2016
This was a great comparison of the many weight loss methods out there. Though there are many more, it gave me a great foundation on how to evaluate the different programs.
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Kandace S - Murfreesboro, TN  ·  Jul 18, 2016
This is great information for me as a health coach and talking to people regularly who want to participate in commercial programs.
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Zhan Tu L - san leandro, CA  ·  Dec 06, 2015
After taking this course, I learned a lot about weight loss programs and hopefully it will help me in my own weight-loss goal.
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Colleen D - Platteville, WI  ·  Sep 04, 2014
Demonstrating the need to have reliable scientific studies for weight loss programs and knowing how to determine health frauds.
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Penelope K - York, PA  ·  Apr 25, 2014
will use professionally and personally
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