Healthy Eating Patterns for Management of Obesity: An Evidence Based Review – Short Course

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Course Expires January 20, 2024
Credits: 2
Accreditations: CDR
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Learn how to determine the most appropriate evidence based dietary approaches for management of obesity in this CPE self-study short course!

This course is only available as a “eDocument + CPE Test”. There is no hard copy book – the link to the “required reading” is included in the course document.

This continuing professional education self-study course includes required reading of an article on dietary management of obesity. The article offers a review of evidence-based strategies and tools for promoting and sustaining weight loss through the reduction of energy-dense foods that are often low in nutrients and high in added sugars and fat.

The continuing professional education course requires the learner to apply the information in the article to a case-study based exam which helps assimilate the new knowledge into practice.

Purchasing Options: This is available as eDocument + CPE Test only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Apply evidence-based approaches to weight loss and weight loss maintenance in developing a flexible dietary intervention for patients and clients.
  2. Critique traditional approaches to weight loss and weight management, including macronutrient-focused diets.
  3. Integrate tools into education and counseling for adoption of healthy meal patterns, and utilization of different types and amounts of low-energy-dense foods.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 160569 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: I

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  1. 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
  2. 8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion, and metabolism throughout the life span in practice.
  3. 8.4.1 Plans and designs nutritionally sound meals, menus, and meal plans that meet customer needs and demand and that promote health and disease management.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 10 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Dietary Management of Obesity: Cornerstones of Healthy Eating Patterns by Smethers AD, Rolls BJ.

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text have contributed to or endorsed this course.


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Nancy puts the “nutrition” into “sports” in an evidence based, informative and practical easy to read way. For the RDN looking to broaden knowledge and skill sets, this course delivers in the application of science to the field to the plate.
- Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN
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