New Perspectives in Obesity
NEW PERSPECTIVES IN OBESITY
In your career as a dietitian, you have more than likely had experience with patients who are clinically overweight or obese. The CDC estimates that in the year 2016, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of U.S. adults. Every day you hear about the latest diet trends and the latest research on what may be causing obesity: is it sugar intake, is it lack of exercise, is it lack of patient knowledge? For the past few decades we have been told that obesity is really about consuming less energy and expending more energy but what if obesity was more than just counting calories?

In this 1 hour webinar, we will discuss some of the most recent research in the world of obesity including the metabolic adaptations that accompany obesity, recent developments in the biology of obesity, obesity as a disease, the effects of alcohol on obesity, pro-metabolic diet and the true impact exercise has on our weight.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Be able to understand and discuss the biology of obesity and use this to help patients better understand their disease.


  • Be able to understand the impact of alcohol on obesity and convey this to patients.


  • Help guide patients to understanding and implementation of the pro metabolic diet.


  • Understand and discuss the impact of exercise on obesity and help guide patients towards setting reasonable exercise goals.
Live Webinar Date: Oct 25, 2018   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3070, 5090, 5370, 6010
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 3.1.3, 4.2.5, 6.2.5, 10.2.5
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Holly Herrington

Holly Herrington MS, RD, LDN, CDE has been a Registered Dietitian for 8 years and is in her third year as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Holly has served as clinical dietitian in the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for seven years. While there, Holly co-authored textbook chapters on nutrition for bariatric surgery and weight regain following bariatric surgery. She has been a guest lecturer and presenter at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS) and a faculty speaker at the Obesity Summit 2015.

Holly received undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Human Sciences from Mississippi State University as well as a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi. Holly completed her dietetic internship and master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at Rush before joining Northwestern in 2009. She is certified in Adult Weight Management, levels 1 and 2.

Holly has been a requested expert for media outlets including FOX News Chicago and ABC7 Chicago, and has been featured in US News and World Report, Men's Health and the Chicago Tribune. Her clinical interests include weight loss/bariatric surgery, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health and prenatal nutrition.



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