The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity is a major public health concern in the United States. 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, hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease and many other diseases. Diet, physical activity and television watching are among the many factors that play a role in the development of childhood obesity. Dietitians, nurses and other healthcare providers play an important role in the treatment of pediatric overweight and obesity through providing education, monitoring/follow-up and referral to other providers. Not all strategies work with all children, so learn what can be effective when working with overweight and obese children.
The goal of this pediatric overweight and obesity continuing education course is for dietitians, nurses and health practitioners to update their knowledge of basic nutrition and fitness for the well child. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss the problem of overweight and obese children and teens in the U.S
- Discuss the possible negative health consequences of childhood obesity
- Offer practical solutions to parents of overweight and obese school-age 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 course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3020, 4030, 4040, 4090, 4150, 4160, 5370 and performance indicators of 8.2.4, 8.3.6, 8.3.7.
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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