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Assessment, Treatment and Case Management of Pediatric Overweight

Nancy Copperman, MS, RD, CDN
Nancy Copperman is the Vice President, Community Health for Northwell Health. She is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention at the  Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell . Previously, she was research nutritionist in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY for 19 years. Nancy was the Chair of the Academys Evidence Based Practice Committee and the current Chair of the EBPC pediatric weight management guideline workgroup. She has been the primary author on 5 peer reviewed articles compiling curriculum vitae of over 31 articles, book chapters and abstracts whose  topics  include  reduction  of  cardiovascular  risfactors  in children and adolescents, growth, eating disorders and obesity prevention.  She wrote the  "Nutrition  Management  of  Pediatric Obesity" section in the 1998 ADA's Pediatric Manual of Clinical Dietetics and recently revised the chapter for the 2002 and 2009 editions.  She has lead the development of the curriculum for the Commission on Dietetic Registration's Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.

Ms.  Copperman  was  chosen  by  ADA  to  attend  the  Motivational Interviewing  Training  for  the  Pediatric  Obesity  Prevention  Trialsponsored  by the  CDC,  AAP  and  ADA.  Nancy has received numerous awards at the local, state, and national level including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Award for Excellence in Community Dietetics in 2013.  She is a dietetic internship preceptor for pediatric ambulatory counseling and community health rotations as  well  as  serving  as  a  field  experiencsitfor  undergraduate nutrition students and graduate students completing their thesis.

Marc Jacobson, MD

Marc S. Jacobson, MD, a board- certified pediatrician in private practice and Director of Pediatric Lipid and Weight management at ProHealth in Lake Success, New York. Formerly Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology(Nutrition) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Jacobson is Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics , the American Heart Association, and the Obesity Society.  Dr. Jacobson served as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’  Committee on Nutrition the Obesity Leadership Workgroup and chaired the Examination and Credentials Committee  of  the  Sub-board  on  Adolescent  Medicine  for  the American Board of Pediatrics.  He has published more than 100 articles on pediatric nutrition, atherosclerosis prevention, obesity and eating disorders.