Obesity in Young Children

by Instructor: Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, LD, CLE

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Obese children and adolescents frequently experience bullying, low self-esteem, and depression. With one out of every five American children being obese, the imperative to address obesity as early as possible is great. Left untreated, obese children are likely to become obese adults with increased risk of developing debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Medical conditions, such as type 2 diabetes or fatty liver, were previously only seen in adults and are now becoming commonplace in children. The emotional costs can be as devastating as the health implications. The etiology of pediatric obesity is multifactorial; treatment needs to consider poor eating habits and inactivity, as well as genetic, metabolic, societal and environmental factors. Through nutrition intervention and collaboration with family members, the community, and other healthcare practitioners can improve the emotional and physical health of the child with obesity significantly.

About the Course Author

Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, LD, CLE, has more than 30 years' experience working in pediatric nutrition. She has developed school nutrition curricula and a weight control program for children with autism spectrum disorders. She has published in leading professional journals and written book chapters, and is a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences. Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, LD, CLE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE243-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-10-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe evidence-based intervention strategies; Describe factors that play a role in the development of childhood obesity; Identify the emotional and medical risks of pediatric obesity; Identify the extent of the problem of pediatric obesity in the United States
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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