Popular Weight-Loss Programs and Products

by Instructor: Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, LDN

$32.00

i 2.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, LDN, as an outpatient dietitian at the Massachusetts General Hospital, providing nutrition care for patients undergoing bariatric surgery as well as leading behavioral weight-loss programs, and as a consultant for the American Institute for Cancer Research writing web articles and blogs focusing on recipes and tips for weight loss and overall health. Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, LDN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    2.00HOURS

    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 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-0513-0000-16-046-H04-P
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the nine key questions important for evaluating weight-loss programs, books and products; Identify resources for accessing current and accurate information to evaluate the latest weight-loss programs, products and books; Respond knowledgeably to client inquiries concerning popular commercial weight-loss plans and products
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Nurses; Pharmacists; 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.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    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.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • 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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