Nutrition For Patients Using Anti-Obesity Medications
NUTRITION FOR PATIENTS USING ANTI-OBESITY MEDICATIONS
Have you heard about the latest FDA approved medications for weight reduction and have been wondering what these do or if they are safe? Many new weight management medications have been approved for use by the FDA and patients are eagerly using these, but a majority of patients and providers are not aware of the nutrition and diet therapy that should be followed while taking these medications.

In this webinar we will discuss these new medications, how they work to help weight loss and the nutrition guidance that most patients are missing when being prescribed these medications.You will leave this session with a better understanding of the FDA approved weightreduction medications, insurance coverage for these medications and how they work in the body to promote weight change. You will also learn about the diet and nutrition recommendations that help our patients stay healthy while using pharmacotherapy options.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify and discuss FDA approved medications for use in the overweight/obese populations.


  • Understand the rationale for using anti-obesity medications.


  • Contraindications for the use of pharmacotherapy.


  • Understand how dietary intake requirements and pitfalls for patients using these new therapies


  • Understand access issues and insurance requirements for using anti-obesity medications.


  • Provide appropriate MNT for patients
Live Webinar Date: Dec 14, 2023   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Time) (US and Canada)
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 3.1.3, 4.2.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7
Target Audience: RDs, DRTs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: 1 Site Credit

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

Holly Herrington MS, RD, LDN, CDCES 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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