Weight Management: Facts Not Fads - RD585

Weight Management: Facts Not Fads

by Katy Ann MacQueen, MS, RD, LDN
RD585
(4.4 / 2072 ratings )

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

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Summary:

Obesity takes an enormous toll on individuals and society. Desperate people will take desperate measures to lose weight. Ever heard of the “21-Day Fix”? The “Acid Alkaline Diet”? “Volumetrics”? “Clean Eating”? “The Whole30 Program”? These are just some of the many diets that Americans are turning to in hopes of losing that extra weight. The reality is most diets fail, especially fad diets. With one-third of American adults and 17% of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 having obesity, something needs to be done to fix this problem. As healthcare professionals, we encounter patients with overweight and obesity in many settings, and can have a huge impact on this epidemic by understanding the disease and learning what works. Patients who are counseled to lose weight by healthcare professionals are three times more likely to try to lose weight than those who do not receive such counseling.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to empower nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to understand the key concepts and facts about weight management to more effectively counsel their patients to manage their weight. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence and effects of overweight and obesity in the U.S.
  • Discuss evidence-based methods of weight loss
  • List four traits shared by those who have maintained their weight loss
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and radiologic technologists.
 
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 www.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 is a level 1 course with suggested learning codes of 3000, 3005, 3020, 4000, 4040, 4090, 5000, 5370 and performance indicators of 8.1.4, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 9.4.2.
 
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: 1/11/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/23/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/23/2020

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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Pamela L - Lancaster, PA  ·  Jul 21, 2018
Lots of info for someone new to weight management
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Sara Y - Tampa, FL  ·  Jun 06, 2018
It is a good quick overview
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MARY J - POWDER SPRINGS, GA  ·  May 15, 2018
Informative, supportive and insight in the obesity epidemic from children to adults.
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lorna d - aurora, CO  ·  May 01, 2018
the course was information
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Devon M - Salida, CO  ·  Mar 25, 2018
Updated evidenced based. Well written.
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