Building a Foundation for Healthy, Active, Living: An Exploration of Early Feeding Practices, Relationships, and the Environment and How Pediatricians Can Help Prevent Obesity

June 9, 2021

Target Audience

Interested healthcare providers.


Iowa is seeing an uptick in the number of children dealing with obesity. The healthcare team needs to be equipped with the knowledge to properly build a foundation and help prevent obesity in children. The Iowa Medical Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the United Way want to bring the healthcare team more information about early feeding practices, relationships, and the environment in which pediatricians can help prevent obesity.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the problematic prevalence of childhood obesity and identify opportunities for early prevention.
  • Review the new USDA nutrition guidelines and the latest healthy eating recommendations and best practices.
  • Explore the challenge of picky eating and offer solutions for creating happier, healthier family mealtimes.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/09/2021 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
06/09/2021 - 1:00pm CDT

Natalie Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, FACSM

Dr. Natalie Muth graduated from UCLA with majors in psychology and physiological sciences with college honors, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master of Public Health in nutrition at University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill completing her master thesis on childhood obesity screening in schools based on her work at the CDC’s Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine where she was awarded the Davis Pediatric Student Scholar, recognition given to the most promising medical student planning to specialize in pediatrics. She completed her training in pediatrics at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in the Community Health and Advocacy Training track.

Dr. Natalie Muth is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and a certified specialist in sports dietetics.


Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the IMS. DMU is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

  • Autumn McGill, activity coordinator
  • Natalie Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, FACSM, speaker
  • Kady Reese, activity director


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON


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