Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment
This continuing education course discusses the diagnosis of childhood obesity, its complications, evidence-based treatment strategies, and key messages for RDs to communicate to families. The key messages focus on the behavioral contributors to childhood obesity that families can modify by working with RDs. Some suggestions for effectively communicating these key messages also are included.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the August 2018 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Evaluate childhood overweight and obesity based on BMI percentiles.
- Identify at least three risk factors for childhood obesity.
- Distinguish at least three complications of childhood obesity.
- Manage childhood obesity as part of a multidisciplinary team using evidence-based interventions.
Karolina Balkenbush, RDN, is program coordinator of the Healthy Hearts Program, a clinical-based, multicomponent pediatric obesity treatment program at the Children’s Heart Center, a pediatric cardiology practice in Las Vegas.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR