Obesity is a public health dilemma. Dietitians are well versed in kilocalorie reduction and the need for physical activity, but they are sometimes challenged when making recommendations regarding eating behavior adjustments. This webinar will examine what the current research says concerning appropriate behavior patterns and behavior adjustments for the obese client. We will also examine emerging research on food habits, food selection, the chronic problem of overeating, and the importance of understanding the power of lifestyle habits.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Discuss with patients and co-workers the recent research on behavior modification as it relates to food intake.
Review the multiple causes and complexities of obesity.
Help patients adopt healthier food choices.
Asses patients in changing food selection behaviors.
LuAnn Soliah, Ph.D., R.D. is a retired university professor from Baylor University and Oklahoma State University. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 1981. In addition to college teaching her professional work life includes experience as a clinical dietitian, instructor for weight loss classes, and provider of nutrition education for various audiences. Her research expertise includes studies on food selection patterns, nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners, and adolescent & adult obesity.