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Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management

Certificate Advisory Committee: A distinguished team of over thirty leading experts in the field of weight management contributed to the development and review of this certificate of training course, including:


Judith L. Anderson, MS, RD
Diane Anderson, PhD, RD, CSP, FADA
Sara Barlow, MD
Robert Berkowitz , MD
Karen Bettin, MS, RD
Nancy Copperman, MS, RD, CDN
Marilyn L. Day, MS, RD
William Dietz, MD
Lenard Epstein, MD
Illene Fennoy, MD
Steven Gortmaker, MD
Marc Jacobson, MD
Beth Leonberg MS, RD, CSP, FADA, FAND
Betty Lucas, MPH, CD
David Ludwig, MD
Anne B Marietta, PhD, RD, LD
Aida Miles, MMSc, RD, CSP, LD, FAND
Karen Peterson, MS, RD, LDN
Judy C.C. Phillips, MS, RDN, LDN
Kenneth Resnicow, PhD
Terri Lang Rubio, MPH, RD
Denise Sofka, MPH, RD
Karen Amorde Spalding, MS, RD
Bonnie Spear, PhD, RD, FAND
Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RDN
Andrew Tercovec MD
Robyn L.Wong, MPH, RDN, CSP
Carol P. Williams, MS, RD, LD
Tracy Winder, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Babette Zemel, PhD

Certificate Program Faculty and Bios

Childhood Obesity:  Fundamentals Research and Current Practice
Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP

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Assessment, Treatment and Case Management of Pediatric Overweight
Nancy Copperman, MS, RD, CDN
Marc Jacobson, MD

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Physical Activity as Treatment
Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP

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Environmental Influences on Pediatric Overweight
Dana Gerstein, MPH, RD

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Behavioral Management - Assessment and Interventions; Spirit of MI and Practice Breakout Session
Craig Johnston, PhD

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Behavioral Management Practice Breakout Session
Gwen Davis, PhD

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Behavioral Management Practice Breakout Session
Michelle Horan, RD, LD

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Behavioral Management Practice Breakout Session
Aida Miles, PhD, MMSc, RD, CSP, LD, FAND

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Behavioral Management Practice Breakout Session
Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, FAND
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Behavioral Management Practice Breakout Session
Colleen Flattum, MS, LD
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Developing a Clinical Program for the Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
Vanessa O Thornton, MS, RD, CSP

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Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Adolescents: Nutritional Considerations
M. Susan Sewell
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Prevention of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity
Debra Kibbe, MS, PHR

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School Nutrition
Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS
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Cultural Competence for Successful Weight Management Counseling
Gail Frank, DrPH, RD, CHES

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Program Facilitator
Kathy Cobb, MS, RD, CDN

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