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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This type of certificate program is not a certification program.
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.
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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As of March 2016 5,498 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management Self-study module
What if you can't attend the onsite program?
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.