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Food Insecurity and Body Mass Index

Course #: 010-662

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CE Credit Hours: 1.50 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #138210 approved for 1.50 CPEUs.

CEU Course Description 

Cross-sectional studies show an association between food insecurity and higher body mass index (BMI), but this finding has not been evaluated longitudinally.  Patient perspectives on food choice in resource-constrained environments are not well understood.  This CEU course evaluates the longitudinal association between food insecurity and BMI.

 

Article Author:  Hong Chen Cheung, MD, MPH, et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.

 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Discuss unintended consequences of some assistance programs.
  2. Enumerate the participant-identified barriers to healthy eating.
  3. Investigate which skills may allow for economic barriers to be overcome.
  4. Explore what has the potential to identify individuals at risk of BMI increase.
  5. Describe how food insecurity may paradoxically increase BMI.

CPE Level: I

Learning Codes: 3005, 3030, 4030, 4080

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.2.2 , 8.2.5 , 8.4.1 , 8.4.5

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