Module 2 - Weight Management and Portion Control 11/16/23

In this module we look at obesity indicators, caloric density, and portion control, and review the literature behind weight loss and weight maintenance. This course will help you, the clinician, understand practical and realistic approaches to weight management.

Target Audience

  • Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Master and Doctorate Level Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Certified Diabetic Educator
  • Optometrist

Learning Objectives

1.   Calculate and interpret Body Mass Index (BMI) in order to determine a person’s relative risk for metabolic diseases.

2.   Identify the two primary body shape classifications and their implications for overall health.

3.  Apply caloric intake and expenditure to weight maintenance.

4.  Identify the caloric density of macronutrients and alcohol.

4.  Recognize the biochemical and physiological pathways of energy balance.

5.  Understand the risks, health benefits, and necessary lifestyle changes involved with bariatric surgery patients.

6.  Review research on various diets and their impact on weight loss and maintenance.

7.  Calculate individual caloric needs using Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and extrapolate data to establish Total Energy Expenditure (TEE).

8.  Review caloric needs based on qualifiers such as maturity, sex, and activity level.

9.  Understand how monitoring nutrient intake through portioning meals and controlling calorie intake can be an effective weight management strategy.

10.  Create relatable examples of ideal portion sizes to be used when preparing food.

11.  Define energy-dense foods and recognize the significance of energy density in weight management.

12.  Distinguish differences between energy-dense and nutrient-dense.

13.  Apply tactics to lower the energy density of meals through the selection of healthy less-energy ingredients.

14.  Outline steps used to optimize the financial and health benefits achieved through meal planning.

15.  Review the concept of a healthy pantry and the different types of produce choices available for purchase.

16.  Describe the components of a complete and balanced kitchen pantry.

17.  Explain shopping strategies that can maximize time, minimize cost, and promote overall healthfulness of items purchased.

18.  Understand how MyPlate interface can be used as both a personal and patient resource for nutrition-related information.

19.  Demonstrate how to read and utilize nutrition labels to determine nutritional content and general healthfulness of food items.

20.  Identify the components of a balanced breakfast, nutritional goals, and potential meal prototypes.

21.  Distinguish how nutritional content is affected by the origin of a meal (made in home vs. purchased outside the home), with an emphasis on breakfast items.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ABIM MOC 2
  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Completion
  • 3.00 CDR
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 3.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.
Course opens: 
11/16/2023
Course expires: 
03/31/2026

Planning Committee 

Timothy S. Harlan, MD (Activity Director)    
The George Washington University
 
Kerri Dotson, RD
The George Washington University
 

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence, GW requires all planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content to disclose the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with any ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

GW reviews all disclosure statements to determine which financial relationships are relevant to the educational content of the accredited CE Activity. An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

No Relevant Financial Relationships

Upon review of all collected information about financial relationships with ineligible companies, GW has determined that the following planners, faculty, staff, and others in control of educational content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Activity Director/Reviewer

  • Timothy S. Harlan, MD

Faculty/Planners

  • Kerri Dotson, RD

Staff

  • Leticia Hall
  • Naomi Loughlin
  • Sheena King

 

Continuing Education Accreditation Information

Physicians

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences will submit participant completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. You can check the status of your submission via the “Reported Credits” tab in your learner profile.

 

ABIM MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC) 

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 3.5\00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

 

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ earned as AOA Category 2 credit. 

It is the physician's responsibility to report CME credits earned directly to AOA.

Ways to report CME Credit: 

PHARMACISTS & Pharmacy Technicians

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE- Pharmacists#: 0536-0000-23-001-L99-P

ACPE – Pharmacy Technicians#: 0536-0000-23-001-L99-T

Release Date: April 15, 2023

Expiration Date: April 15, 2024

CE Credits: 3.00 (0.300 CEUs)

 

Other Healthcare Professionals

A certificate of participation will be provided to all other healthcare professionals.

Many credentialing bodies such as the ANCC, AANP, and AAPA) accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. If you have doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, please contact your certifying organization for clarification on credit eligibility.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ABIM MOC 2
  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Completion
  • 3.00 CDR
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 3.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.
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