Motivation/Weight Control Workshop

Contact: Jill Holder

 

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The workshop, held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care providers, dietitians, and social workers, but the public is invited to attend as well. The workshop will count as six continuing education hours for health care providers.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 3, 2004) -- Kentucky’s First Lady Glenna Fletcher will speak at a Motivation/Weight Control workshop sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Nursing at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike. Fletcher will address problems of obesity in Kentucky from a health care standpoint.

The workshop, held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care providers, dietitians, and social workers, but the public is invited to attend as well. The workshop will count as six continuing education hours for health care providers.

“Kentucky has a high rate of obesity and related problems in all population age groups,” said Hazel Chappell, A.R.N.P., M.S.N., assistant director for nursing continuing education, UK College of Nursing.

“We want to challenge health care professionals to intervene in lifestyles in an effort to reduce obesity and related health problems,” Chappell said.

This seminar will demonstrate several methods of motivation as well as ways to avoid “demotivation,” a real stumbling block for obese patients.

Topics include correct portions, the difference in eating to live and living to eat, health initiatives and literacy, discovering strategies for weight management in primary care, motivation as a concept, and strategies for prevention and treatment of obesity in children and adolescents.

The cost for the seminar is $45 per person and includes lunch. To register, please call (859) 323-3851 or register online.


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