PRLog - Sep. 6, 2011 - INDIANAPOLIS -- The Society of Nutrition Education (SNE) is hosting pediatric obesity expert Joanne P. Ikeda, MA, RD, for a live webinar on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar, “Children and Weight: First Do No Harm,” is sponsored by the SNE Weight Realities and Nutrition Education for Children Divisions in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
Nonorganic failure to thrive in infants, growth stunting in elementary school children, and eating disorders in younger and younger children – these can be the consequences of the “war on obesity.” Webinar attendees will learn how to avoid doing harm and instead improve body image, body satisfaction, and self-esteem in large children.
This webinar is free for members of SNE. Non-member attendees are $25. Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/
The learning objectives of the webinar include:
• Become familiar with recommendations for childhood obesity prevention programs issued by the American Psychological Association, the Society for Nutrition Education, and the Academy of Eating Disorders.
• List two components of health, besides physical well-being, that are impacted when working with overweight children.
• Describe at least four strategies to bolster a large child’s self-esteem and body image.
Session presenter Ikeda is a nationally recognized expert on pediatric obesity and the dietary practices of ethnic and immigrant populations. Ikeda has been a pioneer in conducting community collaborative research on the food habits and dietary quality of California’s low-income, immigrant and ethnic populations.
The Society for Nutrition Education is an international organization of nutrition education professionals who are dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors with a vision of healthy communities through nutrition education and advocacy. Visit the Society for Nutrition Education at www.sne.org. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Learn more at www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org.
*Consider joining SNE! Membership dues are pro-rated and only nominally more than the cost of webinar attendance. There will be an option to request information on the registration form.
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The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents the professional interests of nutrition educators. SNE is dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors.