Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds HELEN TRUBY: Hi, I’m Helen Truby. I’m head of nutrition and dietetics here at Monash University in Australia. My team and I conduct research into weight management both in children and in adults. I’m sure in your practice, you have many people who ask about weight management. In this course, we’re going to explore some of the reasons why people do gain weight and some don’t, what advice you may be able to give them, and how you might be able to incorporate food as medicine in your practice. So what are the advances in this area? With 60% of our population now either overweight or obese, the need for effective weight management strategies has never been larger.
Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds We know that people seek help from their GPs and from health professionals about their body weight, but it’s often a difficult conversation for health professionals to have.
Skip to 1 minute and 25 seconds EVELYN VOLDERS: I think for– all health care professionals really have a responsibility to help work to reduce the rates of childhood obesity. And it’s about supporting families and communities to make those healthy choices and learn about food and the importance of good food choices.
Skip to 1 minute and 44 seconds HELEN TRUBY: This course is aimed at health care professionals and assumes knowledge of science, medicine, and health care practice.
Skip to 1 minute and 51 seconds DENISE THOMAS: So for some patients, their lifestyle will mean that they need different sorts of dietary advice and that dietary advice to be delivered in a supportive way to them.
Skip to 2 minutes and 1 second HELEN TRUBY: Using practical demonstrations, case studies, and discussions, we are going to provide you with some knowledge and skills and helpful ways that might impact on your practice about how you might help those patients, the majority of which are actually looking to you for a solution. We hope this course helps you.