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Preventing Pediatric Obesity: How Early Do You Intervene?

Preventing Pediatric Obesity: How Early Do You Intervene?

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

0.75 hours

Released

February 15, 2013

Expires

February 15, 2014

Maximum Credits

0.75 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.75 / CPEU Credit
0.75 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider

This activity is jointly sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Learning Network, and Haymarket Medical Education.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Nestlé Nutrition Institute.

Program Description

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.

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Intended Audience

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.

Educational Objectives

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

Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Policy

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.

Faculty

William H. Dietz, MD, PhD (Chair)
Former Director of the Division of Nutrition
Physical Activity, and Obesity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Alan M. Lake, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Alan M. Lake, MD, is a consultant for Nestlé Gerber.

Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, FAAP
General Pediatrician
President, Texas Pediatric Society
Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Austin Regional Clinic Kyle Plum Creek
Kyle, TX

Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, FAAP, has no financial relationships to disclose.

CME Course Directors:
Marguerite M. Mayers, MD

Attending Physician
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Marguerite M. Mayers, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Kathleen Ronca, MSN, PNP, ANP, APRN-BC, DNPC
Nurse Practitioner
Montefiore Learning Network
Bronx, NY

Kathleen Ronca, MSN, PNP, ANP, APRN-BC, DNPC, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditor Disclosure

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.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Mary Jo Krey, Sharon Hill-Ingram, Lynne Callea, and Anne Bardsley, Haymarket Medical Education, have no financial relationships to disclose.

Credit

0.75

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

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.

Designation Statement

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.

Credit

0.75

Type

CPEU Credit

Accreditation Statement

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.

Designation Statement

RDs/DTRs will be able to receive CPEUs equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

Credit

0.75

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

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.

Designation Statement

This activity is awarded 0.75 contact hours.

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Instructions

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 mmclough@montefiore.org.

If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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