$152.00

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Course Overview

What is a healthy weight? Multiple factors impact our body weight and size, yet as healthcare providers, we often focus more on the scale readout rather than the behaviors that influence our patients’ weight and health. This module discusses the psychological and physical issues facing those with obesity, along with the impact of chronic dieting and weight bias on health. It also provides tools, such as tips on motivational interviewing, non-diet health goal setting, for the provider to use in clinical practice, and briefly reviews traditional weight management guidelines.

About the Course Author

Dr. Taw received her medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Obesity Medicine and has a master’s in human nutrition from Columbia University.  She is a certified yoga instructor as well as a health and wellness coach.  Minnie Taw MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Bryn Davis received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Virginia and a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lynchburg College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. She also holds a national certification as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) through NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. Additionally, she is certified as a Clinical Telemental Health Provider. Prior to joining Relias in 2020, she served as Clinical Director of a community mental health agency, developed an intensive treatment program for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders, and provided outpatient counseling focused on trauma-informed care. Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND 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 (21 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.50HOURS


    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.

    Nurses will receive 2.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    2.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    2.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    2.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    2.50HOURS


    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.

  • Association of Social Work Boards

    2.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 General continuing education credits.

    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based Online.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    2.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 2.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    2.50HOURS


    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    2.50HOURS


    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 2.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    2.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

  • Kentucky Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290) Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.

  • Mississippi Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • North Dakota Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Social Work

    2.50HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Social Work (CEBroker Provider #50-290)



Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-PHW
  • Hours:

    2.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the psychological and physical impacts of chronic dieting and weight bias. ; Identify and analyze factors that influence behavioral change.; Identify at least 3 interventions that specifically focus on health, food choices, and physical activity with your patients or clients. ; Recognize the causes and effects of overweight and obesity in the U.S.; Restate at least 3 components of a non-diet approach.; Review traditional weight-loss options, including diets, medication, and surgery used in weight management programs.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course  
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Defining a Healthy Weight
    Weight Parameters
    Concerns with BMI
    Does BMI Predict Morbidity and Mortality?
    Waist Circumference
    The Diet Industry
    Results of Weight Loss Research
    Section 3: Impact of Weight Stigma and Weight Bias
    Ethics and Bias in Weight Management
    Avoiding Weight Stigma and Bias
    Choosing to Promote A Weight-Neutral Approach
    Section 4: Causes of Obesity
    A Very Complex Issue
    Screen Time
    Sleep
    Impact of Food Insecurity
    Environmental Factors
    Physical Activity
    Encouraging Joyful Movement
    Microbiome
    Section 5: Establishing a Healthy Relationship with Food
    Effects of Chronic Dieting
    Establishing a Healthy Relationship with Food
    Disordered Eating Behaviors
    Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
    Obesity and Behavioral Health Disorders
    Stages of Change
    Motivational Interviewing
    Honoring Hunger and Fullness
    Is it Physical or Emotional Hunger?
    Section 6: Emphasizing Nourishing Food Choices
    Vegetables and Fruits
    Results of Diet Research
    Dietary Patterns that Support Health
    Section 7: Treatment Goals for Health
    Plan of Action
    Affirm Your Client’s Strengths and Successes
    Targets for Behavior Strategies
    Section 8: Traditional Treatment for Obesity
    Structured Weight Management Programs
    Diabetes Prevention
    Pros and Cons of Prescription Weight Loss Drugs
    Bariatric Surgery
    Promoting Health
    Section 9: Clinical Vignette
    Section 10: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Intermediate level Social Workers; Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; Physicians; 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.