Childhood Obesity: Trends, Consequences and The Future

Childhood Obesity Trends, Consequences and The Future

Course Expiration Date: 1/31/20

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

 Course Description:  Childhood obesity is a growing concern in healthcare today. Healthcare providers must be informed of statistics and trends and consequences of this growing epidemic.  This course explores those topics.

Instructor: Alecia Jellicorse BSW, MSW, LMSW

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists, Dieticians, and other interested healthcare workers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the rise in obesity in children.
  • Define the common goal.
  • Discuss a brief history of sugar.
  • Define obesity in children.
  • List the causes & risk factors of obesity in children.
  • Discuss the health impacts of obesity on children.
  • Discuss the societal impacts of obesity in children and families.
  • Discuss management options for obesity in children.

 Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0  contact hours.

Social Workers:  This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0  hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Dietitians:  1.0  hours of CPE for registered dietitians.

Other: This educational offering provides 1.0 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring  no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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