WEBINAR SERIES

FeedingtheNeed

 COPE's 2022-2023 Academic Year

Feeding the Need Webinar Series

While a significant amount of importance has been placed on behavioral interventions for managing obesity, more often than not, weight loss is followed by weight regain for a variety of reasons. However, habit-based interventions have shown tremendous promise for weight loss maintenance. In this webinar, Nicholas Frye, MS, LCPC, CHES® will discuss factors leading to weight regain, explore the Dual Process Model and how it relates to our understanding of weight regain, and provide four habit-based interventions you can use with your patients and clients to help them overcome this ubiquitous challenge.

Earn 1 free contact hour (RN) or 1 CPEU (RD/RDN/DTR)

Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the problem of weight regain following weight loss.
  2. Define habits and differentiate them from habitual behaviors.
  3. Identify two cognitive processing models of behavior change and their relationship to weight loss maintenance.
  4. Explore four habit-based interventions and their uses and limitations.  

 

Nicholas Frye

Nicholas Frye, MS, LCPC, CHES® 

Behavioral Counseling Manager for Medifast®/OPTAVIA® 

Nicholas received his M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, and a second M.S., in Health Promotion, from Maryland University of Integrative Health. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist, a Board-Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with prior experience in addictions and clinical mental health counseling. He has presented nationally on topics such as obesity stigma, motivational interviewing, and body positivity and has been interviewed on a variety of issues related to goal setting, habit change and training your brain to achieve success. 

Visit villanova.edu/COPE or email COPE@villanova.edu to join our Contact list or to become a COPE Sponsor.  A non-profit center, COPE is based in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. COPE supports and develops educational programs for health professionals, educators, work sites and the public. 

 

Details on CE Credits 

There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved in planning this activity.

The presenter, Nicholas Frye, MS, LCPC, CHES® is an employee of Medifast®/OPTAVIA®. The relevant financial relationships listed for this individual has been mitigated. 

To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar and attend the full program. All nurses must complete an online evaluation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

More than 1 in 3 U.S. adults suffers from insufficient or poor-quality sleep and these sleep problems are associated with obesity and other chronic disease outcomes. Behavior changes can be as effective as medication in addressing sleep problems, but providers lack experience in how to screen and counsel patients. In addition, healthcare practitioners working in weight management frequently do not include sleep screening in their clinical assessment. Join us to learn about the relationship between sleep and weight, acquire simple and readily accessible tools to screen patients for sleep problems, and learn behavior-based strategies to incorporate immediately in your practice.

Earn 1 free contact hour (RN) or 1 CPEU (RD/RDN/DTR)

Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify at least three physiological changes caused by sleep problems that make weight management especially challenging.
  2. Identify at least two tools that screen for sleep problems.
  3. Learn at least three behavior tips to promote quality sleep that can be easily shared with clients/patients. 

 

Robin Tucker

Robin Tucker, PhD, RD

Associate Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

Dr. Tucker is an author on numerous peer-reviewed journal articles addressing research interests such as sleep dysregulation and its relationship to hunger, cravings, appetite, intake and weight, and the impact of resilience on perceived stress, anxiety, and sleep quality. In addition to other grant awards, she recently received grant funding to test the effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy and sleep education on long term glucose control. Dr. Tucker is a sought-after speaker on the impact of sleep habits on body weight and is a recipient of the Teacher-Scholar Award from Michigan State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Visit villanova.edu/COPE or email COPE@villanova.edu to join our Contact list or to become a COPE Sponsor.  A non-profit center, COPE is based in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. COPE supports and develops educational programs for health professionals, educators, work sites and the public. 

 

Details on CE Credits 

There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of the activity.

To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar and attend the full program. All nurses must complete an online evaluation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

Weight stigma is a well-documented international problem which harms both physical and psychological health of individuals living with overweight and obesity.  Between 40-60% of higher weight patients experience stigma from providers in the context of general care, and care related to bariatric surgery and type 2 diabetes. Join us to hear about recent research on the health effects of weight stigma and weight stigma experienced in healthcare by patients in general medicine, bariatric surgery, and in treatment for diabetes. Learn more about patients’ experiences with weight stigma, what they want from their providers, and suggestions for improving the patient experience in the healthcare setting.

Approved to award 1 free Contact Hour (RN) or 1 CPEU (RD/RDN/DTR)

Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define different forms of weight stigma. 
  2. Understand the effect of weight stigma on health.
  3. Understand patients’ perspectives and experience of weight stigma more fully.
  4. Outline steps to reduce weight stigma in healthcare based on patient-reported experiences and other recommendations.  

 

Mary Himmelstein

Mary Himmelstein, PhD 

Social Health-Psychologist, Associate Professor in Psychological Sciences at Kent State University and recognized expert on weight stigma and gender.  

Dr. Himmelstein earned her MS and PhD degrees in Social Psychology and Intradisciplinary Health Psychology from Rutgers University and completed a post-doctoral research program at University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center Food Policy and Health. She is an author or co-author on numerous peer-reviewed journal articles exploring topics such as weight stigma, patient-informed stigma reduction strategies, and self-perceptions, and anti-fat attitudes and stereotyping of obese individuals and is a frequent national speaker on weight stigma and related topics.

Visit villanova.edu/COPE or email COPE@villanova.edu to join our Contact list or to become a COPE Sponsor.  A non-profit center, COPE is based in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. COPE supports and develops educational programs for health professionals, educators, work sites and the public. 

 

Details on CE Credits 

There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of the activity.

To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar and attend the full program. All nurses must complete an online evaluation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

Although a recent scientific statement from the American Heart Association recommends physical activity as an effective lifestyle intervention and first line treatment for new diagnosis of mild-moderate elevations of blood pressure and cholesterol, few clinicians have the knowledge or skills to prescribe and support this behavior change. In this session, Dr. Bethany Barone Gibbs will review the latest physical activity guidelines in depth, describe how physical activity is an excellent strategy for promoting cardiovascular health in patients (including those with a new diagnosis of hypertension or high cholesterol), and will provide practical strategies and resources to improve physical activity promotion in a clinical setting.  To facilitate learning and problem-solving, attendees will also be invited to share success stories and challenges when promoting physical activity in their own practice.

Earn 1 free contact hour (RN) or 1 CPEU (RD/RDN/DTR)

Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Summarize current physical activity guidelines.
  2. Identify effects of physical activity on blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular health.
  3. Learn brief assessment and behavior change strategies for physical activity promotion in clinical settings. 

 

Bethany Barone Gibbs

Bethany Barone Gibbs, PhD 

Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at West Virginia University’s School of Public Health, and a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Barone Gibbs earned her PhD in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Barone Gibbs is Principal Investigator on an R01 NHLBI-funded study, “Effect of Reducing Sedentary Behavior on Blood Pressure” and was Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several other grant funded studies focusing on the impact of sedentary behavior on cardiovascular health in select populations. In addition to publishing numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, she is lead author on a recent American Heart Association Scientific Statement, “Physical Activity as a Critical Component of First-Line Treatment for Elevated Blood Pressure or Cholesterol: Who, What, and How?” which will be discussed during the webinar. 

Visit villanova.edu/COPE or email COPE@villanova.edu to join our Contact list or to become a COPE Sponsor.  A non-profit center, COPE is based in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. COPE supports and develops educational programs for health professionals, educators, work sites and the public. 

 

Details on CE Credits 

There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of the activity.

To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar and attend the full program. All nurses must complete an online evaluation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

DETAILS ON CE CREDITS

To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar, attend the full program and complete an online evaluation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

 

CDR members: Any feedback about the quality of the activity can be sent directly to CDR at QualityCPE@eatright.org


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