Training for Healthcare Professionals

Assessing Growth in Children and Adolescents for the Screening, Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders

Childhood and adolescence are times of growth and development and, thus, periods of increased risk of eating disorders. Assessing growth and development accurately, without weight bias, is essential for the healthcare provider in the screening, treatment and prevention of eating disorders in pediatric patients. Participants of this webinar will learn about the accurate interpretation and discussion of growth charts, as well as common interpretation mistakes, as one tool to identify, treat and prevent eating disorders in their own practice. 

Webinar Details

Audience: Primary care and behavioral health providers serving children, adolescents, and young adults
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free
Credit: 1 CE Credit or 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration: March 19, 2022

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how accurate interpretation of historical growth can be essential in eating disorders identification and screening. 
  • Explain how to establish expected body weight in a patient with an eating disorder to support eating disorder recovery and relapse prevention. 
  • Identify ways to approach growth and development in their own practice to support eating disorder prevention. 

Registration and CE Credit

Please complete the registration form before watching the webinar. 

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCEED maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director, Jean Doak, PhD, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee members, content developers, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

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Ms. Anna Lutz, MPH, RD/LDN, CEDRD-S
Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD), Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy

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