The Link Between Sleep and Weight Gain
CDR Learning Codes: 3010, 3020, 3090, 4090, 5160, 5190, 5390, 5460; Level 2
This continuing education course will help dietitians assess the current research on the association between sleep quantity and quality on weight management and diabetes risk in adults and children, and develop strategies to evaluate their patients’ sleep habits to improve their overall health and well-being.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the June 2012 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Nancy L. Kondracki, MS, RD, LDN, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based dietitian and active community member. She enjoys writing and teaching on nutrition topics and volunteers with several school- and health-related organizations.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Assess the significance of sleep insufficiency as it relates to general health and weight management.
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of available research related to sleep and weight relationships.
- Apply clinical recommendations to integrate the evaluation of sleep quality into nutrition assessment.
- 2.00 CDR