Lauren M. Rossen, MS, and Eric A. Rossen, PhD
Springer Publishing Company
235 (not counting reference pages)
Expiration Date: 12/31/2019
This program is pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).
The original course expiration date was 12/2016; content was reviewed and expiration date extended to 12/31/2019
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Obesity 101 offers a perspective on the complex factors that influence obesity, especially the obesogenic world in which we live. Information about how effective food industry practices as well as food advertising are in getting us to eat more and more often is fascinating and explains a lot about the obesity epidemic.
The text combines current research from multiple perspectives to provide a reader-friendly overview of the history, causes, prevalence, consequences, treatments,and future trends in the prevenion of obesity. It integrates research from a range of disciplines in the biological and social sciences, as well as education and economics. The text explores current treatments for obesity, in addition to prevention programs in schools, the workplace, the community, and the arena of public policy. Since obesity is a burgeoning problem in the developing world, as well as having already reached epidemic proportions in many developed nations, the book also discusses international trends.
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Of the nine pilot nurses who answered the question "Is there anything you'd like to tell us about the textbook used in this course?" eight were positive. One nurse was more critical. Here's what the eight had to say: