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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CEU Course Description
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Problems during the childhood and adolescence phases of the human development, during which the adult bone mass density is determined, could compromise bone health in adulthood. There are several key determinants that are known to be the driving force for childhood obesity: genetics, age, gender, and birth weight. These, in combination with dietary patterns and behavioral characteristics have a huge influence on the younger generation today more than ever before. This course provides an overview of school and home-based strategies to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity in children and adolescents. Additionally, there is a public health concern with older adults and osteoporosis, which may be linked to bone building in younger years where adult bone mass and density is determined. At this point in life, the complex process of childhood obesity may interrupt a critical period of bone growth and development that can lead to lifelong effects. Finally, we will analyze the relationship between abdominal adipose tissue and bone mineral density (BMD) in obese children and adolescents.
CEU Course Objectives
CEU Course Syllabus
Determinants of Obesity
0.28 Contact Hours
|Behavioral Characteristics and Strategy||0.14 Contact Hours|
|Effects on Bone Mineral Density||0.58 Contact Hours|
Total = 1 Contact Hour
Instructional level: Intermediate
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