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Distance Learning: Childhood Obesity: Developing into Adult Type 2 Diabetes

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Rodney Lyn, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Health
College of Health & Human Sciences
Georgia State University

Sponsor: Foothills AHEC

Session Description:
Dr. Rodney Lyn is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. He teaches courses in the Health Policy and Administration track of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. Dr. Lyn’s research is focused on childhood obesity prevention, school and community health, and reduction of health disparities. He has a special interest in the role of public policy in shaping environments, influencing behaviors and public health. Dr. Lyn directs the Policy Leadership for Active Youth (PLAY) initiative, a collaborative effort between the state’s research universities and statewide partners to address childhood obesity by connecting an emerging evidence-base to practice and policy.

Session Objectives:
Session participants will:

  1. Discuss recent childhood obesity data in the US and in Georgia
  2. Define health implications associated with childhood obesity
  3. Use and practice evidence-based recommendations for youth dietary intake and physical activity
  4. Examine opportunities for childhood obesity policy development in Georgia

Continuing Medical Education:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) through the joint sponsorship of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Foothills Area Health Education Center.

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center & Health System, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Foothills is requesting CEU approval for Georgia School Nutrition Association, American Dietetic Association, GNA, and UGA/School of Social Work.

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