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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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6:40 PM Eastern 5:40 PM Central
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Origination date: 2-21-14
Termination date: 6-08-19


Nearly 1 million of Georgia's children are overweight or obese. Physicians are treating more and more children with diseases once seen only in adults such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

The Strong4Life Program brings you this enduring webcast with in-depth coverage of diagnosis and treatment.


Speakers include Stephanie Walsh, M.D., Monique Welsh-Evans, Lisa Giles, M.S., R.D., L.D., C.D.E.

Approved Credit

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The following speakers, planners or anyone who controls the content of the activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests: Stephanie Walsh, M.D., Monique Welsh-Evans, M.D., Lisa Giles, M.S., R.D., L.D., C.D.E., Cheryl Williams, R.D., Wendy Palmer, and Cagney Stigger.

The following planners who have control of the content have disclosed an affiliation or financial interest: Julius Sherwinter, M.D. - Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.- receives honorarium Anne Symons, C.C.M.E.P. - Pfizer - spouse received consulting fees



This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated below; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted below. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 80% on the post-test.


At the end of the event, registered participants will be able to take the post-event evaluation and test in order to receive a certificate. The certificate will be sent via email.



Pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, others involved in managing care of children.


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Pre-Activity Survey

1. Which of the following eating behaviors can contribute to obesity in children and adolescents?

A) Sneaking and consuming ''forbidden foods'' such as chips, sugary beverages, etc.
B) Excessive food consumption related to perceived ''constant hunger''
C) Routinely engaging in ''boredom eating''
D) Choosing to eating a certain amount of food based on hunger and fullness cues

2. Which of the following are some ways to effectively identify and screen for eating behaviors and/or feeding practices that contribute to obesity in children and adolescents?

A) Advise the parent and/or child to complete a food and drink log to assess types of foods/beverages consumed and time of consumption
B) Provide the parent and/or child with an assessment of healthy habits form to assess high yield areas for behavior change (i.e. physical activity and sweet drink consumption)
C) Advise the parent to complete a parental role model assessment form to assess role modeling around healthy eating and physical activity behaviors
D) Advise the parent to accurately count child's caloric consumption to examine caloric intake

3. You come in contact with a 13-year old girl whose BMI is in the 90th percentile. During your conversation with the child's mother, you learn that the child often complains of constant hunger. Which of the following would be a good approach for this scenario?

A) Talk to the parent and child about the hunger-fullness scale and advise family on how and when to assess level of hunger/fullness
B) Instruct the mother on portion control as a strategy to monitor the child's food consumption
C) Begin working with the parent to set goals that promote and support a healthy eating schedule
D) Recommend that the mother provide a source of dietary protein with meals and snacks to promote satiety

4. A mom and dad have a son that is a very picky eater; he eats a very limited variety of foods. Mom prepares the foods her son prefers to avoid mealtime struggles. Which of the following approaches would you take with this family?

A) Suggest that the parents continue to eliminate the foods disliked by the child to avoid a mealtime struggle
B) Recommend that the parents force the child to eat more of a variety of foods to promote a more healthful diet
C) Talk to the parent about implementing division of responsibility between parent and child (the P's and C's)

5. You encounter an 11 year-old boy whose BMI is in the 87th percentile. His parents are concerned about his diet and have restricted certain foods from his diet. After school, while his parents are at work, he sneaks and eats these restricted foods. Which of the following would you communicate to the family as an effective strategy?

A) Help the child cope with temptation by removing "restricted foods" from clear sight or from the home.
B) Avoid punishing or shaming the child, as this can reinforce sneaking food.
C) Provide opportunities for "treats", when eating-out or on weekends.
D) Confront the child and demand to know why he is eating restricted food items.

6. I am confident in my ability to identify and screen behaviors and/or feeding practices that contribute to obesity in children and adolescents.
7. I am confident in my ability to provide evidence-based management to pediatric patients that have been identified as having feeding/nutrition issues.
8. When possible, I will identify and manage pediatric patients that have feeding/nutrition issues within my practice, rather than refer.
9. Have you participated in a Strong4Life Provider Training in Motivational Interviewing?
10. Have you participated in any other Strong4Life Webcast?
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Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

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