Weight Management: Facts Not Fads - CHES585

Weight Management: Facts Not Fads

by Katy Ann MacQueen, MS, RD, LDN
CHES585
(4.3 / 358 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Summary:

Obesity takes an enormous toll on individuals and society. Desperate people will take desperate measures to lose weight. Ever heard of the “21-Day Fix”? The “Acid Alkaline Diet”? “Volumetrics”? “Clean Eating”? “The Whole30 Program”? These are just some of the many diets that Americans are turning to in hopes of losing that extra weight. The reality is most diets fail, especially fad diets. With one-third of American adults and 17% of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 having obesity, something needs to be done to fix this problem. As healthcare professionals, we encounter patients with overweight and obesity in many settings, and can have a huge impact on this epidemic by understanding the disease and learning what works. Patients who are counseled to lose weight by healthcare professionals are three times more likely to try to lose weight than those who do not receive such counseling.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to empower nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to understand the key concepts and facts about weight management to more effectively counsel their patients to manage their weight. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence and effects of overweight and obesity in the U.S.
  • Discuss evidence-based methods of weight loss
  • List four traits shared by those who have maintained their weight loss
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and physicians.
 
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 www.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 lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
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 1.0 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, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 1/11/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/23/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Alexandra H - San Jose, CA  ·  May 26, 2020
Was not able to recall certain info that was asked in the course exam or locate the material in course materials.
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Samantha S - Eugene, OR  ·  May 18, 2020
The information was relevant to many of the members we will be supporting.
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DORTHEA L - Columbia, SC  ·  Apr 15, 2020
It was a good wgt mgt overview of facts.
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Carley H - Lacey, WA  ·  Jan 17, 2020
It has good material and information that backs up what i already knew. I was expecting a little different information because of the title, but after I reread it, it made more sense.
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Juan V - Bogota,  ·  Dec 31, 2019
Excellent information.
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