Webinar Series

Michelle Levine, PhD

April 2014

Michele Levine, PhD

Perinatal Health Behaviors: Women, Weight and Smoking

Join this webinar to learn about the relationship between smoking cessation and weight gain, including descriptive data on the prevalence of smoking-related weight concerns in general and women specifically.  Find out about the most current treatments to address these concerns and their efficacy.  Participate in a discussion on perinatal health, particularly the prevention of smoking relapse and the relevance of smoking and weight perceptions during the postpartum period.

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Kelly Costello Allison, PhD

May 2014

Kelly Costello Allison, PhD

Night Eating Syndrome: Diagnosis & Treatment Options

You may have heard about people getting up in the middle of the night to eat, but you may not realize that individuals struggle with this issue, often for many years, before seeking treatment.  Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is now included as an Otherwise Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5.  Join this webinar to review the diagnostic criteria, prevalence, behavioral characteristics and co-morbidities, and treatment options for this disorder.

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

June 2014

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

Weight Management in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder

In 2013, Binge Eating Disorder was officially recognized as its own category of an eating disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-V). The majority of people with BED are of larger body size. It is commonly believed that effective treatment for BED includes weight loss. Yet weight-loss diets are at the root of the disorder for many people. Join us for this webinar to learn more about how healthcare professionals can address weight management in this population by breaking the binge eating cycle without causing harm.

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Novak

July 2014

Patricia Noval MPH, RD, CLE

Obesity and Down Syndrome: Strategies for Health Professionals

Join us for Part II of our Obesity and Special Needs series which will focus on treatment methods for overweight and obese individuals with Down syndrome. From medical concerns to eating behaviors, increase your understanding of the factors that contribute to weight gain in this population.  The ability for individuals with Down syndrome to make food choices for behavior change as an independent versus shared process is discussed. Health professionals will review how to best support this behavior change process to enable others to attain a balanced lifestyle

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Christopher A. Taylor, PhD, RDN, LD

July 2014

Christopher A. Taylor, PhD, RDN, LD

Opportunities for the RDN in Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhoods

Find out more about the Patient-Center Medical Home, the Neighborhood model and a team-based approach of shared communication. Despite the Healthy People 2020 national objectives, the current healthcare system limits the delivery of nutrition counseling in the primary care setting as a way to increase visits that address lifestyle behaviors.  There are numerous opportunities for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), as well as other health care professionals, to impact the health of the community, while serving as a valuable resource for the medical home.

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Beavers

August 2014

Kristen M. Beavers, PhD, MPH, RD

Weight Management for Menopause and Beyond

Did you know that the prevalence of obesity and self-reported dieting are high among older women in the United States? Weight loss confers immediate benefit in older adults on disease and disability risk factors; however, weight regain in the setting of intentional weight loss is an expected occurrence for most. Given the well-known tendency of obesity relapse, this webinar will discuss how weight regain following intentional weight loss affects body composition, cardio-metabolic risk, and physical function in older women.

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