• Explore the prevalence of obesity in the US
  • Identify reasons to be aware of food issues in the treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Identify physical and mental health consequences of obesity
  • Examine the differing reasons for obesity
  • Identify interventions to help patients deal with boredom, stress, habit and depression eating
  • Discuss methods to encourage and reinforce healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Identify strategies to PREVENT obesity