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Nutrition and Weight Management

presented by Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND

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Financial— Jo Jo Dantone receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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Overweight and obesity are at epidemic proportions in the USA. Americans are eating more and moving less than in any other generation in our history. A former US General Surgeon called the USA obesity epidemic "the War from Within". It has been said that this is the first generation whose parents will bury their children due to childhood obesity and its related chronic diseases. In this course the student will learn statistics that confirm these statements and dietary intake patterns that have led our nation to this demise and what will need to happen to change the future. The future could have a more positive outcome with some simple changes. Meal patterns, portion sizes, psychosocial changes, activity interventions, motivational techniques, and technology can and will all play a role in changing the trajectory. Individualization is the key to success in weight loss programs. Students will learn simple ways to tailor weight loss programs to each client instead of promoting a "cookie-cutter" approach.

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Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND

Jo Jo Dantone has been owner and CEO of Nutrition Education Resources, Inc. (NERI) for over 40 years. NERI is a company that provides consultant Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists to health care facilities with an emphasis on geriatric and diabetes care. Jo Jo received a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Human…

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1. Underweight and Unintended Weight Loss Are Major Contributors to Negative Outcomes in Older Adults. So Where Do We Go From Here?

Underweight and unintentional weight loss are major contributors to negative outcomes in older adults. Student will learn how individualization and liberalization of meal patterns can help improve weight stabilization and support health. Students will learn that the future can have a more positive outcome with some simple changes. Individualization and adjustments in meal patterns, portion sizes, psychosocial changes, activity interventions, motivational techniques, and better uses of technology will help change the future of both overweight and underweight patients.

2. Overweight and Obesity Are At Epidemic Proportions in the USA. So Where Do We Go From Here?

Statistics will be shown that support the assumption that overweight and obesity are at epidemic proportions in the USA. Americans are eating more and moving less than in any other generation in our history. A former US General Surgeon called the USA obesity epidemic “the War from Within”. It has been said that this is the first generation whose parents will bury their children due to childhood obesity and its related chronic disease. What caused this? Poor dietary intake patterns, lowering of activity levels and increased use of technology have led our nation to be the heaviest in our nation’s history. Students will learn that the future can have a more positive outcome with some simple changes. Individualization and adjustments in meal patterns, portion sizes, psychosocial changes, activity interventions, motivational techniques and better uses of technology will help change the future of both overweight and underweight patients.

3. Where Do We Go From Here? How to Individualize a Weight Loss Program

Individualization is the key to success in weight management. Students will learn key techniques to tailor weight management programs to each client instead of promoting a “cookie-cutter” approach. Success begins by first recording a food diary to get a picture of what the client really eats. Then determine the number of calories needed in a 24-hour period. Next develop a simple meal plan with the clients input. Students will learn through a demo of selecting a meal for that individual using the Plate Method with the use of Food Models.

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