As the life span increases, so does the incidence of osteoporosis. Like obesity, osteoporosis is a disease based partly on lifestyle and partly on genetics. Nutrition professionals can make a difference by understanding osteoporosis and advising their clients on lifestyle and diet for prevention. The osteoporosis course reflects current research and standards of practice, including chapters on bone physiology, risk factors, preventive exercise, supplementation and hormone replacement therapy. The course on weight control focuses on the causes of obesity, how the body regulates its weight and how to successfully lose weight. It also defines “ideal weight,” evaluates popular diet books and programs, and discusses weight loss medications and surgical interventions. The emphasis is that no one program works for all clients, and finding the right approach for each individual will lead to success.