The goal of this continuing education program is to provide dietitians, health educators, pharmacists and physical therapists with information on the causes of obesity, measuring body weight, and the regulation of energy. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Define obesity, explain how to measure it and list its potential health complications
- Discuss the consequences of body fat distribution in men and women
- List the hormones involved in the regulation of food intake and explain the role they play in weight gain and obesity
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, pharmacists and physical therapists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Gannett Education, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084.