Which Weigh to Go? Behavioral & Dietary Strategies for Weight Management

Medical Nutrition Therapy
Education, Training, and Counseling

CEU credits are no longer available for this webinar.

This webinar evaluates the evidence of dietary approaches to weight management; discusses the methods to achieve portion control; and identifies evidence-based behavioral strategies as part of a weight management program.

Speaker Information
Gary Foster, PhD
Temple University School of Medicine
Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Psychology

Dr. Foster’s research interests include the prevention and treatment of obesity. He studies a variety of treatment approaches including behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, and surgery. He evaluates obesity prevention strategies in schools and communities. His current research studies include: the effects of weight loss on sleep apnea, the safety and efficacy of low- and high-carbohydrate diets, and the prevention of obesity in school and community settings. He has authored or co-authored more than 125 scientific publications and three books on the etiology and treatment of obesity.

Dr. Foster has been a frequent presenter at national and international scientific meetings. He also has considerable clinical experience treating overweight patients in individual and group settings for over 20 years. Dr. Foster has received numerous awards and honors including: Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology from the American Psychological Association, an Honorary Membership from the American Dietetic Association, and he served as President of the Obesity Society (2008). His research on the school-based prevention of obesity (Pediatrics, 2008) was cited by the American Heart Association as one of the top 10 advances in cardiovascular research in 2008.