Adult Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: A Primer for Dietitians
ADULT OBESITY AND BARIATRIC SURGERY: A PRIMER FOR DIETITIANS
In 2020, an estimated 297,000 Americans underwent bariatric surgery. This webinar will discuss risk factors, complications, as well as pre- and post-operative nutritional requirements associated with bariatric surgery. Weight loss alternatives and options for obesity will also be discussed.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Define adult obesity.


  • Know related hormones and metabolism.


  • Be familiar with the updated 2020 American \Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery guidelines.


  • Know various non-surgical and surgical weight loss procedures.


  • Understand post-operative bariatric surgery dietary suggestions.
Live Event Date: Apr 26, 2022
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.1.3, 1.5.1, 9.1.1, 9.6.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenters

Barbara Truitt, MS, RDN, LDN
Barbara Truitt

Barbara currently teaches online nutrition courses for Rasmussen University and Youngstown State University. Before this, Barbara was the Clinical Coordinator for Keiser University where she placed students in their supervised practice sites. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She is a contributor to two publications, the first one Food Folklore: Tales and Truths About What We Eat, and You Can’t just Eat a Cheeseburger which is a true story about a young woman who struggled with an eating disorder. Before academia, Barbara worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, dual diagnosis centers and had her own private practice.


Pauline Forshee, RDN, LDN
Pauline Forshee

Owner of corporate and personal wellness practice in Port Saint Lucie, FL, (Joy Rising Nutrition, LLC) specializing in Biblical, holistic approach to food freedom.

Pauline has over 30 years of experience as a speaker and national and international educator. Pauline provides customized faith centered, nutritional motivational events, workshops & webinars, private coaching, corporate wellness, and family & pediatric wellness. Currently, sheis partnered with a pediatric endocrine and metabolic center providing care in the areas of medical nutritional therapy, diabetes education, weight management, and healthy eating. In addition, Pauline works with Elite X Personal Training facilitating seminars and workshop for the 55 and over community.

Currently, Pauline is an active founding board member of Seahawk2Seahawk, a support group for Keiser University students that addresses the physical, psychological, and nutritional needs of students. She is actively involved in her community bring awareness to childhood food insecurity and eating disorders.

Pauline works with corporations presenting live webinars, cooking demonstrations, employee health classes, and as a product spokesperson. Some of the corporations she has worked with include Kellogg’s and DayMark corporation, Christ Fellowship, Keiser University, and Cleveland Clinic (community youth outreach program, Project LIFT).

Pauline is known for her light-hearted, simple approach to weight management and weight loss. She applies practical advice to sound, evidenced-based research to help her patients and clients reach their goals of better health and healing.

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Expiration Date: (May 31,2024)

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Expiration Date: (May 31,2024)

Rating: 4.73 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

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Expiration Date: (May 31,2024)

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

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Expiration Date: (May 31,2024)

Rating: 4.77 out of 5

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Enteral Nutrition 101

Enteral Nutrition 101

On Demand
Live Date: (Feb 08,2022)
Expiration Date: (May 31,2024)

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

Instructor: Barbara Truitt, MS, RDN, LDN

Duration: 1 hour