Preventing Pediatric Obesity - RD121

Preventing Pediatric Obesity

by Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT
(4.5 / 333 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (6.00 CPEU)

Price: $89.00
CE-PRO Price: $44.50


Sedentary children become obese, but healthy habits can be learned early in life with systematic attention to diet and activity routines offered by parents, day-care providers, preschool administrators, and teachers. Drawing on the latest research, this course provides practical, proven age-appropriate diet, nutrition, and exercise/activity strategies for youngsters.


The goal of this course is to recognize the varied contributors and consequences of pediatric obesity and strategies to effectively prevent it. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the importance why it is important for preschool children to start learning healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Identify at least four components of an effective preschool fitness program.
  • Describe the medical, social, and physical benefits of an appropriate fitness program for children.
  • Apply concepts of child psychology to manage children’s behavior in an active setting.
  • Describe why pediatric obesity has become a worldwide health pandemic.
  • List at least five medical consequences of overeating and inactivity for small children.
  • Demonstrate examples of appropriate exercises for preschool children in regard to strength training, aerobic exercise, stretching, and sports skill development.
  • Identify at least three nutritional deficiencies common in preschool children.
  • List exercises that are contraindicated for preschool children.
  • Describe the difference between the physiology of adults and children.
  • Identify at least three differences in emotional and physical abilities of 2 to 3-year-olds and 4 to 5-year-olds.
  • Detail what children can realistically learn about nutrition and healthy eating.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
Dietitians: 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 If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3020, 4000, 4020, 6000 and performance indicators of 8.2.4, 8.3.7. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 12/8/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/29/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

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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Kari K - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Apr 06, 2020
Excellent content on preventing pediatric obesity with many interesting and compelling facts.
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CHRISTINE K - West Allis, WI  ·  Mar 28, 2020
Material of course was informative and well written.
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Jen M - Cranberry Township, PA  ·  Mar 21, 2020
I enjoyed and learned from this course.
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Tracy S - Marietta, GA  ·  Mar 07, 2020
Great course, good review with some added new knowledge
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Renee T - Kingston, Jamaica, IT  ·  Feb 23, 2020
It is a good refresher course with some new knowledge about pediatric nutrition.
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Price: $89.00
CE-PRO Price: $44.50