CE Credit

Management of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

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Welcome to the training on Management of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Credit hours: 1.5 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to apply best practices in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents birth through age 20.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Assess risk factors for overweight and obesity as part of routine clinical practice.
  2. Apply best practices in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of overweight and obesity.
  3. Employ practical intervention guidelines and resources to help prevent overweight and obesity by promoting healthy nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle habits.

Please note this module expires on 9/23/2019.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained or adapted from the Mayo Clinic, Medical Dictionary by TheFreeDictionary, Merriam-Webster, the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.