A Nondiet Health & Wellness Plan for Teens - AT197

A Nondiet Health & Wellness Plan for Teens

by Cristen Harris, PhD, RDN, CSSD, CD, CEP, FAND
AT197
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Athletic Training (3.00 hours)

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Summary:

Programs intended to prevent or reduce childhood obesity may be harmful to teens by increasing the stigma associated with obesity and fueling pressures to engage in unsafe weight control behaviors. Such dieting behaviors predict significant weight gain over time and may contribute to disordered eating patterns. In contrast, a non-diet approach promotes reconnection with internally directed hunger and satiety cues to facilitate eating competence, being active for energy and fun, and acceptance of the size and weight that result naturally from a health-supportive lifestyle. This course includes information health care professionals and fitness experts will need to shift from using a traditional, weight-centered model to a health-promoting, weight-neutral model for teens.

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to provide the information that healthcare professionals and fitness experts will need to shift away from using a traditional, weight-based model when working with teens to a body-positive and weight-neutral model of health and well-being, also known as a non-diet approach. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe normal physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of adolescents
  • Explain the forces that influence how teenagers feel about themselves, including media, parents, family, teachers, coaches, and other influential people
  • Define body image and identify three consequences of poor body image
  • Describe how eating disorders and dieting behaviors are related
  • Describe what it means to be a competent eater
  • Describe tips for effective communication with teens
  • List at least five ways that parents, teachers, coaches, friends, and relatives can support positive eating and activity behaviors in adolescents
  • Describe the consequences of caffeine, energy drinks, nicotine, and sugar abuse
  • Explain how eating patterns and foods (carbohydrate, protein, and fat) influence appetite and metabolism
  • List five reasons why carbohydrate is important in adolescent eating patterns and five benefits of eating breakfast
  • Describe how natural hunger, appetite, and satiety signals function
  • Contrast internal and external appetite cues and emotional and physical hunger
  • List 10 reasons to give up dieting and other forms of restrictive eating patterns
  • Describe and list five benefits of conscious eating and mindful eating
  • Name and refute three myths about the nutrition needs of teenage athletes
  • Describe four critical thinking and assertive problem-solving techniques
  • List 10 ways teens can counter the pressures to diet
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and health educators.
 
Athletic trainers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 3 hours of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/20/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/20/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
 
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
 

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