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Respectful, Evidence-Based Care for Children with Elevated BMI
August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTFree
About This Webinar:
According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data, one in five children struggle with obesity, and only two in five young adults are weight eligible and physically prepared for basic training. This webinar reviews the evidence surrounding care for children with elevated BMI from both a nutrition and mental and behavioral health perspective. The impact of weight bias, stigma, and mental health sequelae are also addressed. Join this webinar for guidance for addressing social determinants of health including food insecurity as well as nutrition counseling concepts and practical guidance for care.
- Describe weight bias and understand how this and other structural inequalities impact pediatric health and healthcare.
- Understand the interconnected impacts of mental health and physical health.
- Identify key tenants of weight-inclusive vs. weight-normative care approaches and what current research states about each.
- Integrate evidence-based practices into caring for higher-weight pediatric patients from a whole child perspective.
Food Security in Focus
Take advantage of OneOp’s Food Security in Focus collection, offering live and on-demand programming related to food security.
Among our nation’s active-duty service members and their families, an estimated 24 percent are food insecure. Food insecurity adversely impacts racial/ethnic minority populations, lower-income populations, and rural and remote populations. Additionally, a rise in economic insecurity throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to increased food insecurity in vulnerable populations. Join OneOp as we focus on expanding food security for the military family and mobilizing family service professionals at federal, state, and local levels to work together on this issue.
Ashleigh Spitza, MS, RD, CD, CDCES
Ashleigh is a pediatric clinical dietitian currently leading an integrated clinical nutrition pilot program in the primary care setting at Children’s Wisconsin. This program utilizes a weight-inclusive, family-centered approach to care. She has eight years of clinical experience as a RDN in pediatric nutrition care, including diabetes education, GI, and lifestyle medicine. Ashleigh’s focus is on providing respectful care that supports health and behavior change for families of children on the higher end of the BMI spectrum.
Racquel Ward, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor & Behavioral Health Consultant
Racquel is a behavioral health consultant in a pediatric primary care setting. Her goal is to provide behavioral and mental health care and support for families to help children and families live healthy lives. Raquel enjoys providing behavioral health consults in the pediatric care setting as it offers a team approach for patients and families to receive early interventions and immediate access to mental health services, and it also helps incorporate behavioral and mental health concerns as a part of routine overall health care which improves quality of life outcomes.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit
- Registered Dietitians: This webinar is approved for 1.0 CPEU from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for RDNs and NDTRs.
- Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK.
- Case Managers: This program will be submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board-certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours
- Certified Family Life Educators: This program will be submitted to the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.0 CE credit for CFLEs
- Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program will be submitted to The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide CE credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hours, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics
- Certificates of attendance will also be provided.