Rethink Your Drink: The Impact of Sugar-Loaded Beverages on the Obesity Epidemic & Clinical and Environmental Strategies to Reduce Consumption
Originally presented on April 25, 2012
Solid scientific evidence indicates increased consumption of sugar-loaded beverages is a major contributor to weight gain, obesity, and other chronic diseases. This webinar begins with presentations about the scientific evidence and explores clinical approaches to reducing consumption. The second section shares information about policy and environmental changes. Successful national efforts to transform food and beverage environments in hospitals and other strategies of community engagement, public education and taxation are discussed.
The total running time for the webinar is 2 hours, 54 minutes. There are eight different video segments that can be viewed independently. The running times of each video are listed below so that you can plan accordingly.
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the impact of sugar-loaded beverages on obesity, cardiovascular health and chronic diseases with their patients and parents/caregivers of their patients.
2. Incorporate effective strategies and practical tools addressing obesity into visits for other acute/chronic problems or periodic health maintenance visits dealing with reduction of sugar-loaded beverage consumption.
3. Share effective strategies for hospital environmental change with their colleagues.
4. Work within hospital and other community settings.
You are able to view the webinar segments from this website by clicking the segment links below. If you wish to view the webinar for continuing education credits, including CMEs, please click here for information on how to access the webinar.
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Consumption: Evidence for the Effects on Obesity
David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital Boston
Click Here to View Video (total running time 21:14)
Sugar-Loaded Beverages & Childhood Obesity
Goutham Rao, MD
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Family Medicine
University of Chicago
Click Here to View Video (total running time 26:40)
Holly J. Benjamin, MD, FACSM, FAAP
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Surgery, Section of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of Chicago
Click Here to View Video (total running time 30:55)
Christina M. Shay, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Click Here to View Video (total running time 29:12)
Stacia Clinton, RD, LDN
Healthy Food in Health Care Associate
Health Care Without Harm
Click Here to View Video (total running time 17:05)
Senior Director of Hospitality
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Click Here to View Video (total running time 14:36)
James Corbett, MDiv, JD
System Vice President of Mission
Steward Health Care System, LLC
Click Here to View Video (total running time 14:47)
Lisa M. Powell, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Health Research and Policy
Research Professor, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Click Here to View Video (total running time 19:32)
This symposium was jointly sponsored by the Illinois Public Health Institute and American Health Association, with support from the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Nurses Association, Illinois State Medical Society, Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium, American Medical Association and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity.
Funding for the symposium was made possible, in part, through Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW), funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CPPW is a partnership between the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago.
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April 25, 2015
ACCME/AMA (Physicians): April 26, 2012 – April 25, 2015
ANCC (Nurses): April 26, 2012 – April 25, 2015