Menopause and Weight Gain: Hormone Imbalance and the Battle of the Bulge
MENOPAUSE AND WEIGHT GAIN: HORMONE IMBALANCE AND THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
In this course, we will guide you through a menopause tour. We will discuss hormone imbalance, how it affects body weight, the signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance and then look at therapy options. We will discuss Bio-identical Hormone Therapy, screenings and tests to determine appropriate therapies for each individual. Lastly, we will also discuss the appropriate nutrition, exercise and behavioral changes needed to make this a smooth life transition.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the relationship between hormonal imbalance and it's effects on weight.


  • Review the appropriate screenings and therapies for women in this stage of life.


  • Discuss nutrition and exercise as a form of therapy to maintain a healthy weight through all stages of menopause.
Live Webinar Date: Dec 17, 2019   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 4180, 5090, 5130, 5370
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.1, 8.1.3, 8.2.1, 8.2.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDE, LDN

Joanne Rinker is a Master's level dietitian. She has her BS and MS in Human Nutrition from West Virginia University. Joanne has been a Registered Dietitian certified diabetes educator for 20 years.

Rinker has worked in the diabetes care and education space since her very first job. She has a passion for helping people with diabetes and other diabetes care and education specialist around the US. Highlights of her career include working with the North Carolina Diabetes Prevention and Control Program on the implementation and facilitation of the North Carolina Diabetes Education Recognition Program. As the program coordinator 2006-2013, Joanne was instrumental in building the largest American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited site in the nation.

Joanne was named the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) 2013 Diabetes Educator of the Year and used that opportunity to spread the word about the relationship between diabetes, hearing loss and depression. She served on the AADE Board of Directors 2015-2017 and became an AADE Spokesperson in January of 2016. Joanne was the North Carolina Public Health Association President 2013-2014, is a graduate of the Bernstein Fellowship 2015 class and has been published and presented on the national level for both AADE and ADA.



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