Recorded Webinar: Pediatric Lipids and an Update on Fats

Hyperlipidemia is exceedingly prevalent in the pediatric population and lifestyle modification is one of the most effective interventions to reduce CVD risk later in life. In this dynamic webinar, a multidisciplinary team from Boston Children's Hospital's Department of Cardiology examine current assessment strategies and lifestyle modifications to treat hyperlipidemia in the pediatric population.

For any professional questions related to the content of this course, please reach out to Skylar Griggs, MS, RD, LDN.

The live version of this webinar was presented by S. Skylar Griggs, MS, RD, LDN, and Jacob Hartz, MD, MPH, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 2-3pm ET. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175 for this activity type.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Understand the prevalence of pediatric hyperlipidemia.
  2. Identify the current standards for management of pediatric hyperlipidemia.
  3. Discuss current research regarding fats and cardiovascular disease risk.
  4. Plan and deliver appropriate nutrition education goals specific to pediatric lipid abnormality.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 
4150, 4160, 5070, 5160
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
8.1.4, 8.3.6, 10.2.9, 12.2.1
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S. Skylar Griggs, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian specializing in pediatric and family nutrition as well as weight management and cardiac risk factors including hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity. Skylar is presently the lead dietitian for the preventive cardiology division at Boston Children's Hospital. Skylar's previous work includes dietitian for the Renfrew Center of New Jersey, an outpatient center for women with eating disorders as well as the outpatient nutritionist for Pediatric Plus Medical Group in Queens, New York. Skylar has been a contributor for Fox25 News Boston, Boston Magazine Online, Boston Globe, WGBH Boston's local NPR and Boston Common Magazine. Skylar's personal blog Newbury Street Nutrition™ offers nutrition and meal tips for busy individuals and families on the go. Skylar received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics from Syracuse University and then went on to complete her dietetic fellowship at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Concurrent to her internship, Skylar completed her Masters of Science in Clinical nutrition from New York University. Skylar is an active member of the American Dietetic Association, the previous Membership Chair of the Greater New York Dietetic Association and a member of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association.

Dr. Jacob Hartz, "Dr. Jake", MD, MPH, is a pediatric cardiologist at Boston Children's Hospital. When he is not seeing patients, which is his favorite thing to do, he is doing research on strategies to help patients reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease without using medications. He is particularly interested in the use of new technologies to help children and adolescents make good decisions about their diet and physical activity. These interests have allowed him to work with researched at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and work on committees at the American Heart Association focused on children and adolescents' heart disease. When he is not working, he likes to spend time with his wife and dog, Olive, exploring New England and playing tennis.

Skylar Griggs and Dr. Jacob Hartz have no relevant disclosures to report. They have certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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