Free CE/CPE Program

Energy Balance in an Obese World

Science and Clinical Applications

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Program Overview, in educational alliance with The Coca-Cola Company's Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness, has launched itsCE Center to feature interesting and informative programs where all of our Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistant Providers and visitors may obtain free CE.

This is an ACCME/ ANCC/CDR approved activity. Continuing education credit for this program is also available for physicians, nurses, registered dietitians, and dietetic technicians, registered.


Understanding the concept of "energy balance" is critical for devising solutions to the obesity epidemic. Energy balance is usually defined by the simple equation, "energy in = energy out." However, research suggests that energy balance is not so simple. Instead, it is influenced by complex interactions and adjustments by the body in response to calories consumed, physical activity, individual biology, the environment and more.

In this program, obesity experts James O. Hill, PhD, and Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADA, provide a real world look at energy balance and obesity, as well as strategies to use with overweight patients and clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the concept of energy balance
  • Recognize how the components of energy balance are interrelated
  • Contrast approaches to treating versus preventing obesity
  • Describe how an understanding of energy balance can help health professionals develop strategies to reduce obesity

Credits and Program Information

Program Length: 1 hour


  • 45 minutes - Internet-based slide presentation with audio
  • 10 minutes - Q&A session

Format: Webinar (Archived internet-based presentation with Q&A session)

Fee: This activity is complimentary

Target Audience: APN and PA Providers working with patients/clients on weight management issues.

Credit: Up to 1.0 contact hour of credit available
Release Date: 11/22/2013
Expiration Date: 11/22/2014

The views and opinions expressed by the experts and organizations in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of any institution or association to which they belong, or The Coca-Cola Company.


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This activity has been planned and implemented by Creative Educational Concepts, Inc. (CEC) and the Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness for the advancement of patient care. The planners and managers of this activity have no conflictual relationships to report related to the content of this CE activity.

Supporting Organization
This activity is supported by the Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness.

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Featured Speakers

james hillJames O. Hill, PhD
Anshultz Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Colorado 

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keith ayoobKeith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADA
Associate Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

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This is an ACCME/ACPE/ANCC/CDR approved activity. Continuing education credit for this program is available for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioner, physician assistants, registered dietitians, and dietetic technicians, registered. In addition this continuing education activity is also available for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants.

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