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CE Article: Managing Obesity in Pediatrics: A Role for Occupational Therapy
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SKU: CEA0119

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2019

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Non-Member Price: $34.95

Product Overview

Alyssa Cantal, OTD, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist; Gallagher Pediatric Therapy

Fullerton, CA


Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)


Childhood obesity has become more prevalent over the last 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), with higher rates existing for those with a lower socioeconomic status, from racial/ethnic populations, and with disabilities. Occupational therapy practitioners can play a vital role in helping children with or at risk for obesity across many settings. This article focuses on the various settings for occupational therapy to address childhood obesity and prevention and discusses approaches for treating obesity for children with various conditions and disabilities.

­­­Learning Objectives

1.  Describe occupational therapy’s role in addressing childhood obesity

2.  Identify intervention settings for addressing health promotion and obesity prevention in children

3.  Describe evidence-based intervention approaches for obesity management and prevention in children

4.  Recognize the risks of obesity for various conditions


Learning Level: Beginner


Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy



Content Focus: Professional Issues; Occupational Therapy Interventions


Reference Information:

Cantal, Alyssa, OTD, OTR/L

(CEA January 2019) Managing Obesity in Pediatrics: A Role for Occupational Therapy