Preventing Pediatric Obesity: How Early Do You Intervene? Weight problems in children are increasing at an alarming rate, especially among ethnic populations, pointing to the need for more effective strategies to promote healthy eating. There is increasing evidence that obesity from childhood into adulthood can largely be averted by improving infant nutrition and family lifestyle choices. Because overweight/obesity is so resistant to long-term change, pediatric practitioners need to be vigilant about recognizing excessive weight gain in infants and proactively educating parents about prevention. This program focuses on current feeding practices, timing of obesity intervention, family perceptions about weight, parent preferences for guidance, and strategies for improving obesity intervention and parent education.
Explain the relationship between early nutritional choices and risk for overweight/obesity in later life.
Describe infant/toddler feeding practices, citing updated findings.
Analyze recent finding on family perceptions about weight and parent preferences for guidance and clinician recommendations.
Evaluate strategies for improving obesity intervention and parent education.
Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.
0.75 Free CEUs for Registered Nurses
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, Registered Dieticians and Dietary Techs