Energy Balance in an Obese World
Science & Clinical Applications
Understanding the concept of “energy balance” is critical for devising solutions to the obesity epidemic. Energy balance is usually defined by the simple equation, “energy in = energy out.” However, research suggests that energy balance is not so simple. Instead, it is influenced by complex interactions and adjustments by the body in response to calories consumed, physical activity, individual biology, the environment and more.
In this program, obesity experts James O. Hill, PhD, and Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADA, provide a real world look at energy balance and obesity, as well as strategies to use with overweight patients and clients.
This program is approved for 1.0 CPE credit hour by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Define the concept of energy balance
Explain how the components of energy balance are interrelated
Contrast approaches to treating versus preventing obesity
Describe how an understanding of energy balance can help health professionals develop strategies to reduce obesity
James O. Hill, PhD
Dr. Hill is the Founding Executive Director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He also holds the Anschutz Endowed Chair in Health and Wellness and is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine. Dr. Hill is cofounder of the National Weight Control Registry, a registry of individuals who have successfully maintained significant weight loss. He is cofounder of America on the Move, a national initiative to prevent weight gain by inspiring Americans to make small changes in how much they eat and move. In 1997, he served as Chair of the first World Health Organization Consultation on Obesity. He was a member of the Expert Panel on Obesity of the National Institutes of Health that developed the first US guidelines for the treatment and prevention of obesity. Dr. Hill has published more than 500 scientific articles and book chapters, and is coauthor of the Step Diet Book. He lectures worldwide on obesity, health and wellness.
Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADA
Dr. Ayoob is Associate Clinical Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He also is Director of the Nutrition Clinic at the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein, where he has maintained a clinical practice specializing in obesity, child nutrition and family dynamics for more than 25 years. He has served as an American Dietetic Association national media spokesperson and wrote The Uncle Sam Diet, the first book about the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Dr. Ayoob helped develop a nutrition profiling system and consumer education tool, now known as NuVal, which appears in more than 2,500 supermarkets across the US. In 2006, he helped formulate a highly-regarded global nutrition policy for the Walt Disney Corporation and updated those landmark guidelines in 2011. He chairs the Scientific Advisory Board for NuVal and sits on several other advisory boards including the Academic Advisory Board of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the National Advertising Review Council.
Lola Coke, PhD, APRN-BC, CNS, FAHA, FPCNA
Dr. Coke is an Assistant Professor in Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Coke has worked as a cardiovascular nurse for 30 years; 15 as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her acute care experience ranges from intermediate cardiac critical care to care of post open heart and peripheral vascular surgery patients. Her research area of interest includes the impact of resistance training on household physical activities and quality of life in women experiencing cardiac events. She was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in 2001 and developed a “Healthy Heart” program for underserved African American women, continuing the program for two years, and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the program. In 2006, she received the Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award from the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular Nursing for her resistance training research. She also serves as co-editor for the Council’s website and on its membership committee. Dr. Coke is certified in Motivational Interviewing and conducts workshops and webinars in this area. In addition, Dr. Coke recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Biobehavioral Health Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.