Addressing the Obesity Cycle Through Preconception and Prenatal Health

Addressing the Obesity Cycle Through Preconception and Prenatal Health

Sunday, October 17
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 163470

Risks associated with obesity during pregnancy are well documented. Emerging evidence indicates that maternal obesity may set the stage for future obesity in offspring. This is concerning as nearly half of reproductive aged women are overweight or have obesity. Compounding women’s vulnerability to obesity, excessive gestational weight gain and pregnancy weight retention postpartum are factors that increase risk for obesity and cardiometabolic dysfunction. While diet and exercise interventions during pregnancy have beneficial maternal health outcomes, these efforts may be too late to promote downstream benefits to the developing fetus. This presentation addresses the critical need to educate dietitians on lifestyle interventions for weight management before, during, and after pregnancy while highlighting practical applications for successful behavioral counseling by lead dietitian, Jacob Mey, PhD, RD, for the multi-site Lifestyle Intervention in Preparation for Pregnancy (LIPP) study.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe health risks associated with excessive gestational weight gain and pregnancy weight retention.
  • Describe current literature reporting maternal and off-spring outcomes following lifestyle interventions for weight management.
  • Conduct targeted weight management interventions in women of reproductive age.

Performance Indicators:

  • 12.1.1 Promotes nutrition programs and resources to address issues of food security, nutritional health and overall health and wellness.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 9.6.1 Determines and applies counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower customers to make changes.

    Moderator(s)

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    Kristin Hoddy, PhD, RD

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Pennington Biomedical Research Center

  • Speaker(s)

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    Emily Flanagan, MS, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Pennington Biomedical Research Center

  • Addressing the Obesity Cycle Through Preconception and Prenatal Health -

    Jacob Mey, PhD, RD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Pennington Biomedical Research Center