The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity is a major public health concern in the U.S. today. Approximately 31% of U.S. children are overweight or obese. Obese children are more likely to become obese adults, and they have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, gallbladder disease, respiratory disease, certain cancers, and gout. Many factors play a role in the development of childhood obesity, including poor eating habits and decreased physical activity. Registered dietitians and RNs play an important role in the treatment of pediatric overweight and obesity by providing nutrition assessment, education, monitoring and referral to other healthcare providers.
The goal of this program is to update nurses’, dietitians’, athletic trainers’, dietary managers’, school nutritionists’, fitness professionals’ and health educators’ knowledge of basic nutrition and fitness for the overweight or obese well child. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss the problem of pediatric obesity in the U.S and its negative consequences
- Describe factors that play a role in the development of childhood obesity
- List practical solutions for parents of overweight children
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and dietitians.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 4000, 4060, 4090, 4150, 5000, 5070, 5370.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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