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Assessing the Growth of Children and Adolescents for the Screening, Treatment, and Prevention of Eating Disorders Webinar

March 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenter: Anna Lutz, MPH, RD/LDN, CEDRD-S

Brief Description

Childhood and adolescence are times of growth and development and, thus, periods of increased risk of eating disorders. Assessing growth and development accurately, without weight bias, is essential for the healthcare provider in the screening, treatment and prevention of eating disorders in pediatric patients. Participants of this webinar will learn about the accurate interpretation and discussion of growth charts, as well as common interpretation mistakes, as one tool to identify, treat and prevent eating disorders in their own practice.

Learning Objectives:

 Describe how accurate interpretation of historical growth can be essential in eating disorders identification and screening.
 Explain how to establish expected body weight in a patient with an eating disorder to support eating disorder recovery and relapse prevention.
 Identify ways to approach growth and development in their own practice to support eating disorder prevention.

Accreditation Statement
The National Center of Excellence (NCEED) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Center of Excellence (NCEED) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is offered for 1.0 hour of continuing education.
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To access your credit for this activity, go to, click on the transcript link, choose UNC Onyen, and log in with your onyen and password. You can then generate a report showing your credit for the time period you specify. If you do not have an onyen, please contact the CME Coordinator ( Your credit will be available 1-2 days after the activity.

Disclosure statement
This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the Course Directors, Jean Doak, PhD, and the planning committee listed above, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee members, content developers, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


March 5, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Contact Name
La-Shell Johnson
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