Weight problems in children are increasing at an alarming rate, especially among ethnic populations, pointing to the need for more effective strategies to promote healthy eating. There is increasing evidence that obesity from childhood into adulthood can largely be averted by improving infant nutrition and family lifestyle choices. Because overweight/obesity is so resistant to long-term change, pediatric practitioners need to be vigilant about recognizing excessive weight gain in infants and proactively educating parents about prevention. This program focuses on current feeding practices, timing of obesity intervention, family perceptions about weight, parent preferences for guidance, and strategies for improving obesity intervention and parent education.
to visit the Pediatric Nutrition Learning Center.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals involved in the care of children.
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Explain the relationship between early nutritional choices and risk for overweight/obesity in later life
- Describe infant/toddler feeding practices, citing updated findings
- Analyze recent finding on family perceptions about weight and parent preferences for guidance and clinician recommendations
- Evaluate strategies for improving obesity intervention and parent education
- For Registered Nurses: Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Haymarket Medical Education. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following activity has been approved by the ACCME, whose approval is recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and, as such, RDs/DTRs will be able to receive 0.75 CPEUs.
RDs/DTRs will be able to receive CPEUs equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.
CE for Nurses
Montefiore Learning Network is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 0.75 contact hours and is assigned provider number:
William H. Dietz, MD, PhD (Chair)
Former Director of the Division of Nutrition
Physical Activity, and Obesity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Alan M. Lake, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, FAAP
President, Texas Pediatric Society
Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Austin Regional Clinic Kyle Plum Creek
CME Course Directors:
Marguerite M. Mayers, MD
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kathleen Ronca, MSN, PNP, ANP, APRN-BC, DNPC
Montefiore Learning Network
Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Statements
The “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest with regard to their contribution to the activity will not be permitted to present.
It is the policy of Montefiore Learning Network to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty participating in our programs are expected to disclose any relationships they may have with commercial companies whose products or services may be mentioned, so that participants may evaluate the objectivity of the presentations. In addition, any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices will be disclosed by the faculty.
William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Alan M. Lake, MD, is a consultant for Nestlé Gerber.
Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, FAAP, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Marguerite M. Mayers, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Kathleen Ronca, MSN, PNP, ANP, APRN-BC, DNPC, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Mary Jo Krey, Sharon Hill-Ingram, Lynne Callea, and Anne Bardsley, Haymarket Medical Education, have no financial relationships to disclose.
The staffs of the Center for Continuing Medical Education of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Learning Network have no financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Nestlé Nutrition Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Learning Network, and Haymarket Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Nestlé Nutrition Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Learning Network, and Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
This activity is jointly sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Learning Network, and Haymarket Medical Education.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Nestlé Nutrition Institute.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This CME/CE/CPEU is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all post-test questions, completed the post-test survey, and received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.
For questions about CME and CPEU, please call Einstein CME at 718-920-6674.
For questions about CE, please call Montefiore Learning Network at 718-920-8580 or e-mail email@example.com.
If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.
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