Preventing Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity has increased over the years and is considered an epidemic. This presentation will discuss the risk factors for developing childhood obesity, the long term consequences and the nutrient deficiencies and excesses that can ensue. In addition, we will discuss methods we can employ as health care practitioners to aim to prevent and ameliorate childhood obesity and its long term implications.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the causative factors leading to childhood obesity.

  • Describe the best ways to prevent childhood obesity.

  • Explain the long term complications associated with childhood obesity.

  • Discuss the family's role in the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.
Live Webinar Date: Oct 01, 2019   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 4040, 5070, 5370, 6020
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 2.2.2, 4.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.2.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Theresa DeLorenzo, DCN, RD
Theresa DeLorenzo

Dr. DeLorenzo received her B.S from the University of Rhode Island and her M.S. and Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) since 2001 with a focus on neonatal and pediatric nutrition. Dr. DeLorenzo has conducted research in a number of areas related to the nutrition care of the high-risk infant, including the impact of a Registered Dietitian in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting on the adequacy of parenteral nutrition administration and the timeliness of the initiation of enteral nutrition, the use of post-discharge formulas in low birth weight (LBW) infants after discharge from the NICU, and the adequacy of vitamin D intake in LBW infants. Her doctoral work looked at the impact of standardized feeding guidelines for low birth weight infants on enteral nutrition administration, growth, and bone and liver health and she focused her clinical residency on the care of children with obesity. Currently Dr. DeLorenzo is the Director of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance at Logan University.

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