Recorded Webinar: Building a Culture of Health for Our Nation's Children

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4010, 4030, 4150; Level 2

When it comes to the health of our youngest generation, we all have a critical role to play. Learn the challenges, solutions and successes of early child obesity prevention through review of a first-of-a-kind study showing how group meetings based on social learning focused on parenting and nutrition education reduces obesity in preschoolers, and hear about the need for Dietary Guidelines for preschool children and how you can participate at a community, state or federal policy level.

The live version of this webinar was presented by Wendy Slusser, MD, MS, Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD, with moderator Sylvia Melendez Klinger, MS, RD on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7 pm EDT. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175, Recorded Pre-Approved Self-Study Materials, for this activity type.

This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from Dannon. Please note that Dannon provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. The presenters of this course reported the following relevant disclosures: Wendy Slusser serves as a consultant to Dannon; Sylvia Melendez Klinger has served as a consultant to Dannon, Kellogg’s, Community Services Consortium, Aldi and Coca Cola. View our disclosure policy.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Identify at least three evidence-based interventions to prevent obesity among preschool children.
  2. Describe the parent training intervention and identify at least 2 social learning strategies used in parent training sessions.
  3. Report on the results from the parent training evaluation.
  4. Identify at least two opportunities for dietary guidelines for preschoolers to help support population health.
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Wendy Slusser, MD, MS, is a HS clinical professor at the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, leader of Healthy Diet and Nutrition Transformation for the UCLA chancellor's Healthy Campus Initiative and member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children, and Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD, is an Associate Professor at California State University Northridge (CSUN) in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Herman's research has focused on improving dietary quality among low-income populations. Moderator Sylvia Melendez Klinger, MS, RD, is president of Hispanic Food Communications, Inc.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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