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Unhealthy Dieting Behaviors and Tobacco Use

Course #: 010-748

Price: $13.50

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CE Credit Hours: 1.50 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #140205 approved for 1.50 CPEUs.

CPEU Course Description

Cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for unhealthy dieting behaviors (UDBs) in youth making it important for dietitians and nutritionalists to be aware that cigarette smoking and cigar smoking may be used for weight loss among youth and may affect their willingness to quit due to potential weight gain. This CPEU course examines UDB prevalence in a U.S. adolescent sample and associations with a variety of tobacco use behaviors and perceptions.  


Article Author:  Megan Sutter, Aashir Nasim, Susan Veldheer, and Caroline Cobb

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

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


CPEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain how cigarette smoking results in reduced body weight among tobacco users.
  2. Compare and contrast the unhealthy dieting behaviors and smoking trends between female and male youth.
  3. Examine for which unhealthy dieting behaviors smoking is a risk factor.
  4. Identify the disease for which smoking while overweight increases the risk for developing.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 4040, 4090, 4160, 5200

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.2.1 , 8.2.2 , 8.3.5, 8.3.6

Performance Indicators (NTDR): 8.2.1 , 8.2.2 , 8.3.5, 8.3.6

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Course Date: 2018-01-05

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