2010-12-30 18:54:42 UTC

Nutrition and Obesity — What You Need to Know

Dec. 30, 2010

With obesity quickly becoming the most common nutritional problem among children and adults, and often an underlying factor affecting digestive disorders, it is essential for gastroenterologists to understand the role of nutrition and obesity in digestive disorders and to take them into consideration when developing treatment plans. The AGA's nutrition toolkit series, a collection of online self-assessment modules, is designed to support the gastroenterologist's role in treating and managing obesity- and nutrition-related issues as they relate to digestive diseases.

The latest module from the series, Nutritional Management of Celiac Disease, offers information and strategies on how to best counsel patients on maintaining a gluten-free diet, overcoming the barriers to staying gluten free and ensuring proper nutrition. Participants can earn up to 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

Other modules in the toolkit series include:
•    Nutrition Therapy in Acute Pancreatitis.
•    Nutrition and IBD.
•    Obesity for the Gastroenterologist.
•    Nutrition in the Patient with Liver Disease.

Each online module includes slides with corresponding audio delivered by subject-matter experts as well as pre- and post-test questions. A score report will be provided upon completion.

The nutrition toolkit series is an online education component of the AGA Institute's nutrition and obesity initiative. The initiative includes access to AGA Institute obesity-related educational materials located under the nutrition and obesity topic area of the practice resource library. Additional modules on obesity- and nutrition-related issues are in development and will be made available throughout the year.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

Nutritional Management of Celiac Disease is sponsored by the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition.
 

More on Celiac Disease

Spotlight on Fellow-Led Quality Improvement Projects

Oct. 3, 2017

These 19 projects presented at DDW® 2017 showcase the extensive work being done by fellows to improve the quality of care provided to GI patients.

Avoidance of Cow's Milk–Based Formula for At-Risk Infants Does Not Reduce Development of Celiac Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Oct. 1, 2017

Increased cow's milk antibody titers before the appearance of anti-TG2A and celiac disease indicates that subjects with celiac disease might have increased intestinal permeability in early life.

Can You Name the Top Five Products with Gluten?

Sept. 20, 2017

This month’s CGH patient education section provides you with top talking points for your celiac disease patients.