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Toolkit Offers Valuable Information on Nutrition, Obesity

June 10, 2011

The AGA’s nutrition toolkit series, a collection of online self-assessment modules, covers the latest information for the effective management of nutrition and obesity in the GI practice.

With obesity rates in the U.S. quickly rising, and increasing reports and studies identifying a link between obesity and GI diseases, it is critical that health-care providers understand the role of nutrition and obesity in treating and managing patients with digestive disorders. The AGA’s nutrition toolkit series, a collection of online self-assessment modules, covers the latest information for the effective management of nutrition and obesity in the GI practice.

The latest module from the series, Nutrition in Short Bowel Syndrome, offers expert insight into understanding the process of intestinal adaptation; recognizing the role of diet, glutamine, growth hormones and GLP-II; and when to consider surgery. Participants can earn up to 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Additional modules in the toolkit series include:

  • Nutritional Management of Celiac Disease.
  • 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 of the AGA website. Additional modules on obesity- and nutrition-related issues are in development and will be made available throughout the year.

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

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