Mayes Connections

Continuing Education

Making the Connections: Obesity is a knowledge-based, CPE activity. Many factors play a role in obesity, including the interplay of the environment and genetics. Compounding these natural variations are widespread marketing practices confusingly focused on both healthy and non-healthy foods and a multitude of weight loss strategies in spite of an increasing sedentary lifestyle. The consequences of these marketing practices, food and lifestyle choices, and natural factors are an increase in the number of Americans, adults and children alike, who are overweight and/or obese. This presents major challenges to those in the health care industry, not only from a public and policy perspective, but also from a business perspective. This program will examine just some of the challenges facing practitioners, policy makers, and businesses regarding the epidemic of obesity.


  1. Describe at least two issues surrounding the growing obesity problem
  2. Discuss at least two health policies that help or hinder the public’s ability to address the obesity problem
  3. Discuss the public health sector’s challenges in educating the consumer on treatment for obesity

Description: ACPEOfficial Logo with Trademark - Use this one UChungThe Philadelphia College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 


This program (0056-9999-15-009-L04-P) is acceptable for 2 contact hours of continuing education credit in states that recognize ACPE approved providers. In order to receive credit, you must complete the online evaluation and learning assessment with a score of 70% or higher.

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