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 Certificate of Attendance 

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 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.

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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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