More than 66 percent of the U.S. population is considered to be overweight or obese; in no state is less than 20 percent of the population considered obese. Patients want and expect nutrition guidance from primary care physicians to help with weight management. However, you probably received little or no nutrition education and counseling training in medical school. The course can help, by providing knowledge and tools for integrating a brief motivational, interviewing patient counseling session into office visits to help with weight management and improve patient health.
Created: April 26, 2016
Released: June 15, 2016
Expires: June 15, 2019
Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, Pediatrics,
- The prevalence and health consequences of overweight and obesity
- Current recommendations for prevention and management
- Recommending Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
- The physician’s role in lifestyle counseling
- Methods for starting the conversation
- Approaches to integrate counseling into practice
- Billing for nutrition counseling
- Resources for you and your patients
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the impact of lifestyle counseling on overweight/obese patients’ health
- Demonstrate a gain in knowledge, as determined by pre vs. post tests, regarding nutrition counseling with overweight and obese patients.
- Formulate one research-based nutrition recommendation and SMART goal for an overweight patient.
- Develop a set of personal best-practice techniques that will enhance ethical responsibility and promote the well-being of their patients to incorporate into medical practice.
The participant is required to complete the pretest, play the webinar or read the course in its entirety, pass the posttest, and complete course evaluation to obtain credit.
- Computer, laptop, or tablet with speakers
- Internet connection
- Adobe Reader
Texas A&M Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Texas Medical Association
Registration fees are nonrefundable.