Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management

The country's leading health researchers call obesity the top nutrition problem in the United States. More than half of all adults are overweight and a third are obese, according to the National Institutes of Health, and as many as 20 percent of children are obese. Meanwhile, the Surgeon General's "Report on Physical Activity and Health" found exercise and physical activity among everyone from school-age children to adults to be at an all-time low. And, childhood and adolescent obesity is an increasingly important predictor of adult obesity. This program is designed to produce providers of comprehensive weight management care for children and adolescents who also know when and how to refer patients to other specialists. This certificate program is only open to Active, Student, International and Retired category members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and CDR credentialed practitioners — RDN™* RD™*, NDTR™** DTR™**.  Program registrations will not be processed until these requirements have been verified.

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What's Covered
Fundamental Research and Current Practice Guidelines… Nutrition Assessment, Treatment, and Case Management… Medical Assess-ment and Management… Environmental and Genetic Influences on Pediatric Overweight… Prevention of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity… Physical Activity as a Treatment… Behavioral Management: Assessment and Interventions… Motivational Interviewing… Pediatric Weight Management Programs… School Nutrition… Culture Competencies *Please note that times are subject to change. A final agenda will be sent with the pre-work materials.

This Certificate of Training offers cutting edge information and skills shared by leading practitioners in the field.
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A distinguished team of leading experts in the field of weight management contributed to the development of this certificate of training course.
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Program includes course learning objectives covering prevention of pediatric overweight obesity, behavioral management and more.
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This type of certificate program is not a certification program.
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Steps to earn the certificate is to read pre-work materials and pass a pre-test, attend a 2 1/2 day workshop and pass a post-test.
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Upcoming Programs:

March 23-25, 2017
Hilton Hartford Hotel

Hartford, Connecticut
Tentative Timeline
Registration still open. Please call 1/800-877-1600 ext 4783 to register.

September 7-9, 2017
Hilton Memphis Hotel

Memphis, Tennessee
Tentative Timeline
Registration will open November 22, 2016

Now approved for 35 CPEUs

Registration Fee: $370.00**

*A $50.00 late fee will be added after the registration deadline date.

To register for this program:

  1. On-line Registration
  2. Download Brochure
  3. Call CDR at 1/800-877-1600 ext 4783

CDR has transitioned to a paperless on-site program. A paper copy of the program handouts will not be provided. Participants will be responsible for printing their own program handouts. Access to the program handouts including faculty PowerPoint presentations will be provided prior to the first day of the program.
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**A $75.00 administration processing fee will be required for all cancellations and transfers. An additional fee may apply if the pre-work materials and pre-test have been completed. 

Participation is limited. Please register by the publicized registration date for the program you wish to attend to secure a seat. Past  certificate programs have been filled to capacity several days prior to the registration deadline.  Written confirmation will be sent by e-mail. 

Program Frequently Asked Questions
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Instructions for logging CPEUs in your activity log for CDR Credentialed Practitioners.
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As of September 2016 5,622 participants have been awarded the Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. Click here for a list of recipients.

For more information, please contact CDR by e-mail at weightmgmt@eatright.org or call 1-800/877-1600, ext. 5500.

To order mailing labels of certificate recipients, please contact CDR at 1-800-877-1600, ext. 4839 or by email at pjohnso@eatright.org.

Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management Self-study module

What if you can't attend the onsite program?
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Click here to view information on the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management program

Click here to view information on the Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management program

*Please note the RDN and RD are two credential designation options for one certification program. Practitioners may choose to use one or the other. For more information, click here
**Please note the NDTR and DTR are two credential designation options for one certification program. Practitioners may choose to use one or the other. For more information, click here.