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.
The goal of this weight-loss program continuing education course is to provide registered dietitian nutritionists, health educators, and pharmacists with useful, general guidelines for evaluating weight-loss programs, books and products. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss the nine key questions important for evaluating weight-loss programs, books and products
- Respond knowledgeably to client inquiries concerning popular commercial weight-loss plans and products
- Identify resources for accessing current and accurate information to evaluate the latest weight-loss programs, products and books
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, and pharmacists.
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 course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 4000, 4040, 4090, 5000, 5370 and performance indicators of 8.2.1,8.2.2, 8.2.3, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.7.
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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