Obesity is occurring at an epidemic rate in the United States. Multiple factors contribute to the increase in prevalence of childhood obesity including, but not limited to, sedentary lifestyle, sugared drinks and soda, and the increase in convenience (“fast”) foods. Children burdened with obesity are at an increased risk for early onset of cardiovascular disease, bone and joint complications, depression, and other mental illnesses, and diabetes. This Interventions methods and education points are emphasized.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to learn:
- Describe the prevalence, trends, and consequences of childhood obesity.
- Discuss the interventions to promote healthy eating and active living.
- Child and adult behaviors contributing to excessive weight gain in children.
- Environmental factors contributing to excessive weight gain in children.
- Assess factors related to excessive weight gain in children.
- Identify appropriate intervention methods and strategies for addressing excessive weight gain in children.
- Develop an action plan for addressing childhood obesity in your community.
Contact Hours : 2 Hours
Course Fee: $ 10 / Participant
Author: Alpesh Patel, MBBS, MPH, CERC,CPHA
Target Audience: Nursing Healthcare Professionals
Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test). A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email.
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