Obesity and the School-Age Child - RD316-60

Obesity and the School-Age Child

by Elizabeth L. Wright, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, FAND
(4.4 / 331 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity is a major public health concern in the U.S. Approximately one-third of American children are overweight or obese. Obese children are more likely to become obese adults, with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, and many other diseases. Diet and lack of physical activity are two main causes of childhood obesity, but dietitians, nurses, and health educators need to identify other contributing behaviors, such as lack of sleep, skipping meals, and excessive use of screen devices, especially at bedtime. Healthcare providers play an important role in the treatment of pediatric overweight and obesity by providing education, monitoring/following up, and referral to other providers. An individualized plan that includes the whole family is most effective when working with overweight and obese children.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update practitioners’ knowledge of basic nutrition and fitness for children and teenagers. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Summarize the problem of overweight and obese children and teens in the U.S.
  • Explain the possible negative health consequences of obesity in children.
  • Offer practical solutions to parents of overweight and obese school-age children.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and dietitians.
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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
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 3020, 4030, 4040, 4090, 4150, 4160, 5370 and performance indicators of 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.2.2, 8.2.4, 8.3.7, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.2.4.
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.

Course Originally Released on: 1/30/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/30/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/30/2022

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.


For Florida professionals:

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Asmaa g - sharjah, US  ·  Feb 10, 2019
it very important course.igot more information
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Renee A - Chesapeake, VA  ·  Dec 30, 2018
great information to use when educating a family
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Christina V - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Sep 18, 2018
Realistic and relevant information
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Ashten P - Chesapeake, VA  ·  Aug 08, 2018
This highlights the gender bias as emphasizes that the girls are the focus of the weight concern.
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Sarah G - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Jul 30, 2018
This course was informative and interesting. It was not applicable to the pt's I see, but could be applicable to them if they are concerned about there family and want to involve them in the change process.
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Price: $20.00
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