Symposium Session: The Biggest Loser Unplugged: The RD Behind the Camera

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1090, 5370, 6010, 6020; Level 1

The Biggest Loser has forged a path into reality television show history to inspire a nation to lose weight.  The pounds are peeling off, the show's an international hit, but where's the science?  Cheryl Forberg, RD, behind-the-scenes chef and medical expert from NBC's The Biggest Loser shares her insights on the roles of nutrition, psychology, exercise and cooking on weight loss success. 

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Understand the nutrition guidelines and recommendations of The Biggest Loser weight loss plan and their efficacy.
  2. Describe the appropriate roles for the MD and RD in partnership to treat overweight and obesity.
  3. Describe the essential components of an accelerated weight loss program for use in the outpatient setting.
Course summary
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  • 1.50 CDR
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Cheryl Forberg, RD

James Beard award-winning chef and nutritionist for the NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” based in Napa, CA. Author of A Small Guide to Losing Big and numerous NYT bestselling books.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 CDR


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