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Adult Obesity: Prevention & Treatment

Susan Moyers, PhD, MPH, LD/N

CE Credit: 2 Hours

Target Audience: Nutrition & Dietetics CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Adult Obesity: Prevention & Treatment is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides nutrition professionals with evidence-based, non-biased information on the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults. Overweight and obesity constitute one of the nation’s ten leading health indicators with nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States now classified as either overweight or obese. Before any diet and physical activity program can be personalized and imple­mented, a nutrition assessment is needed, along with an understanding of the individual's readiness to change and motiva­tion. Topics covered include: obesity synopsis; reimbursement considerations; nutrition assessment (diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation); pharmacotherapy for weight-loss (prescription and OTC); and physical activity. Nutrition education handouts are included at the end of the course.

Closeout Course #21-07 | 2015 | 18 pages | 14 posttest questions

This course was developed by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for their Manual of Medical Nutrition Therapy to provide Licensed and Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs) and technicians with evidence-based, non-biased information on the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults.  

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the current obesity synopsis in the United States
2. List the steps in completing a nutrition assessment, intervention, monitoring and evaluation
3. Identify the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical agents for weight-loss
4. List current recommendations for physical activity for weight-loss and maintenance

Professional Development Resources is a CPE Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR #PR001). CPE accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of provider programs or materials. Professional Development Resources is also a provider with the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (#50-1635) and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within 1 week of completion).


This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author(s)

Susan Moyers, PhD, MPH, LD/N, is the Managing Director of the Florida Food Institute in Tampa, Florida. She is a consultant and trainer in food quality and safety, and her experience spans over 20 years in both industry and academia. Dr. Moyers has provided training, consulting, and troubleshooting services to facilities large and small, including processing plants, supermarkets, restaurant chains, dietary supplement manufacturers, and health care institutions. Her experience includes risk analysis; change management; research; data management; product label claims; and designing and customizing education tools for a variety of audiences. Dr. Moyers holds a faculty teaching position at the University of Tampa and a faculty research position at University of South Florida. Dr. Moyers holds a PhD degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Florida; a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Penn State University. She is the author of two books and 15 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.


: No relevant financial relationship exists. 
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.  

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