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™ and NDTR™.  Program registrations will not be processed until these requirements have been verified.

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The Certificate of Training Offers:

  • cutting edge information and skills shared by leading practitioners in the field
  • cases and exercises to allow hands-on experience
  • valuable resource materials and tools for immediate use and future reference
  • an opportunity to showcase your expertise by earning a Certificate of Training
  • 35 hours of continuing professional education.
  • Prior approval has been obtained for this program from the American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee and certifies that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meets the criteria for officla ACSM Approved Provider status.

Steps to earn the certificate:

  1. Register for a certificate program.
  2. Read pre-work materials which include research articles, resources and activities. It has been determined that it could take up to 16 hours to complete pre-work materials.
  3. Pass multiple choice pre-test with a minimum score of 80%. The questions are based on the pre-work readings.  You may retake the pre-test as often as necessary to obtain a passing score.
  4. Attend a 2 ½ day on-site workshop where you can learn and network with peers.
  5. Pass a take-home multiple choice post-test with a minimum score of 80%.  The questions are based on the on-site presentations and pre-work readings.  Individuals who do not pass the post-test will be awarded the CPE hours but not the certificate.  This test can only be taken ONE time.

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Upcoming Program:

March 22-24, 2016
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Tentative Timeline
Registration Deadline: March 7, 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. Learn more

**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. 

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As of September 2015 5,384 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?

If you're unable to attend the 2 1/2 day program, complete the Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management self-study module and receive 16 CPE hours. Click here to obtain information on the Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Self-Study Module.

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