Weight bias and discrimination are becoming more prevalent as weight status increases in our society. Increase your cultural competence. Learn about the different types of weight bias and become familiar with common examples. Then learn about several strategies that reduce weight bias in your practice. This course is worth 2 CPEUs for dietetic professionals.
In this course, you will:
1.Define weight bias and weight discrimination.
2.Explain the way weight bias is associated with cultural competence.
3.List three negative consequences of weight bias.
4.Describe one strategy that can be used to reduce weight bias in your practice.
5.Identify two resources related to weight bias.
The Suggested Learning Need Codes for this course include:
1040: Cultural Sensitivity
5370: Weight Management, Obesity
6020: Counseling, therapy, and Facilitation Skills
9020: Evaluation and Application of Research
*professionalism, business-sense, communication
This course consists of:
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to download the certificate of completion for 2 CPEUs (as well as be able to reduce and address weight bias in your nutrition practice).
Devon L. Golem, PhD, RD
Dr. Devon L. Golem has completed research on weight bias in predominantly-Hispanic, adult populations.
She has presented the topic of weight bias to many healthcare professionals at conferences and within service trainings. Dr. Golem has incorporated the topic of weight bias in her nutrition counseling courses. She presents the evidence supporting and explaining the need to consider weight perceptions and weight bias in nutrition practice.
Dr. Golem became a registered dietitian in 2003 and has practiced in a variety of settings including: clinical, community, wellness, and research settings. She earned a PhD in Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Exercise Science at Rutgers University. She currently resides in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and dog, Lunch Lady Doris.
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