[PHNUTR-L] Cornell Childhood Obesity Course - Register Now!
cms11 at cornell.edu
Thu Oct 2 06:19:43 PDT 2008
There are only a few spots left in the upcoming session of the online
course, Preventing Childhood Obesity: An Ecological Approach. If you are
interested in taking this course, register now. Details below.
>Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:04:11 -0400
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>To: fnspec at purdue.edu, sneeze_l at email.rutgers.edu, phnutr-l at u.washington.edu
>From: Christina Stark <cms11 at cornell.edu>
>Greetings from Cornell NutritionWorks, the online professional development
>Registration is now open!
>Preventing Childhood Obesity: An Ecological Approach
>October 15 through November 25, 2008
>Go to <http://www.ecornell.com/cnw>www.ecornell.com/cnw to register and
>for more information. There is a link to a course outline under the More
>Information section on this page.
>Here are some comments from those who have already taken this course:
> "This course was extremely timely in my work in community health."
>"Overall, I felt the course was easy to use and well done. Thank you!"
>"This ecological approach has been extremely useful... It is empowering!"
>Please note, to enroll in the course, you first need to be a member of
>Cornell NutritionWorks. Membership is free. If you aren't already a
>member, go to
>You will then need to complete the separate eCornell course enrollment
>process and submit payment via credit card
> A brief summary of the course is below. Note, space in the course is
> limited, so register now!
>Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues.
>Childhood obesity is of concern to many members of the community. Faculty
>in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell have developed an
>in-depth online course to help guide you in taking an ecological approach
>to preventing childhood obesity in a local community. An ecological
>approach leads you through a series of assessments (of behavior, of the
>environment, and then of specific local factors) to help you diagnose the
>underlying causes of excessive weight gain in children. An intervention
>based on this approach is more likely to be effective because it focuses
>on changes needed at the local level to support healthy eating and active
>In this 6-week long course, you will be applying this approach, while
>focusing on a community where you work, via a four-part project that runs
>through the course. A facilitator will interact with you and other
>participants throughout the course. The format provides structured
>flexibility, which allows you to work on your own time and at your own
>pace, but within structured deadlines. The course is expected to take
>approximately 2 to 3 hours of time per week over the 6 weeks for a total
>of 12-18 hours. Class size is limited to about 25. The cost is $150 and
>the course provides 15 CPEUs.
>If you have questions, contact
><mailto:nutritionworks at cornell.edu>nutritionworks at cornell.edu .
>Christina Stark, MS, RD, CDN
>Program Leader, Cornell NutritionWorks
>Division of Nutritional Sciences
>351 MVR Hall, Cornell University
>Ithaca, NY 14853
>Phone: 607-255-2141, Fax: 607-255-0027
>E-mail: <mailto:nutritionworks at cornell.edu>nutritionworks at cornell.edu
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