The Ecological Perspective of Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is at an all-time high and transcends race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and geographical location. This CE will expound upon the correlation of childhood obesity to the development of chronic illnesses in both childhood and adulthood and, will also provide nurses with possible solutions they can implement when providing care to pediatric patients at risk for developing obesity related chronic illnesses.

Session objectives:

  1. Define and describe current trends in childhood obesity
  2. Differentiate among macro, meso, and micro level factors of childhood obesity
  3. Synthesize consequences of childhood obesity and implications for nursing practice

Participants that complete the CE presentation and post-test/evaluation in their entirety and pass the post-test with 80% or higher, will receive an electronic certificate via email. RNs completing the activity will receive 1.0 contact hour of continuing education.

The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.




COST: This CE is FREE for MNA members and $20 for non-members

POST-TEST: Complete the post-test & evaluation response form ONLINE by clicking here.


  • Participants who achieve a minimum passing score of 80% will receive a certificate awarding 1 contact hour.
  • Participants who do not achieve a passing score will have the option to gain success with the material by repeating the material and test at no additional cost.