Stress and Weight Management — Learn About the Body’s Physiological Responses to Stress and Effect Stress Has on Weight Management

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4090, 5370
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.6, 9.6.1
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 720

This continuing education course explores the physiological responses to stress and the effect of stress on weight management.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the April 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian.


Learning Objectives

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

  1. Differentiate between acute and chronic stress and their physiological responses.
  2. Evaluate the effects of chronic stress on weight.
  3. Identify stress hormones and their influence on appetite.
  4. Counsel clients about their perceived need for comfort food during stress.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CDR
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Monica Lebre, MS, RDN, LDN, is a private practitioner in Massachusetts and an adjunct lecturer at Northeastern University and Bridgewater State University. She’s also a consultant and freelance writer specializing in weight management.

The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR


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