Continuing Professional Education

Obesity and BMI: Confronting the Epidemic

Obesity levels in the United States are advancing to the point where, for the first time, children could have a shorter life expectancy than the generation before them. Robert Siegel, MD., Medical Director for the Cincinnati Children's Center for Better Health and Nutrition, states that "obesity rates have tripled in the last 30 years. In one study we did, the results show that 44 percent of kids are overweight or obese by the time they are 8 to 10 years old. You can't help but see that obesity is an epidemic.”

In response to Cincinnati Children's strategic initiatives related to the obesity epidemic, the Center for Professional Excellence/Education collaborated with the Center for Better Health and Nutrition at CCHMC to present "Obesity and BMI: Confronting the Epidemic" on April 19, 2011. The presentation by Robert Siegel, MD and Jenny Sweeney, CPNP, was recorded and is now available to the public as a part of our continuing effort to inform and educate the communities we serve.

Dr. Siegel's presentation was recorded and is now available to the public as a part of our continuing effort to inform and educate the communities we serve. *Nursing contact hours are not available for the online viewing of this presentation.

Questions regarding this program may be directed to Jill Guilfoile at jill.guilfoile@cchmc.org.

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