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Obesity and Weight Management

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Obesity and Weight Management

CE Courses

The AANP CE Center offers a wide variety of free continuing education (CE) activities for members and nonmembers. The activities are updated frequently, and many obesity-related options are currently available.

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JAANP Resource Center

Find evidence-based articles, up-to-date guidelines and other resources about obesity, weight management and nutrition at this resource center, brought to you by the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP).

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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Tools and Resources

AANP-developed Resources to Support NPs in Treating Your Patients

Obesity Management Fundamentals: Essential Clinical Tools

This booklet provides essential information for clinicians who manage patients who are overweight or who are diagnosed with obesity. It covers topics such as conducting a weight history, eating and meal plans, weight-related complications and medications. It also provides the Binge Eating Disorder Screener-7 (BEDS-7) and a description of physical assessment tools for use in clinical practice, in addition to a patient handout.

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AANP developed and produced this tool with the support of an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Patient Education Tools and Resources

Let’s Talk: Weight & Your Well-being (Flipchart)

Developed by expert NPs to support education of patients with overweight and obesity, Let’s Talk: Weight & Your Well-being, is a valuable engagement tool.

AANP developed and produced the educational tool through support from Novo Nordisk Inc.

AANP Community

Engage, Learn, Network and Progress Practice in Obesity and Weight Management

The Obesity Specialty Practice Group (SPG) offers a unique opportunity to interactively collaborate with colleagues who share interest or clinical expertise in obesity. As an SPG member, you’ll have access to a cutting-edge, online forum where you can engage in discussions, document sharing and knowledge exchange with fellow NPs. Come learn, share and help progress the development of theory and practice in obesity.

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External Resources

Conveniently Curated Information From Other Top Sources

There are many resources available for both patients and providers and we have listed some of them below for your convenience. Inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.