Young people are prone to nutrition problems like obesity, eating disorders, extreme dieting, fads and fetishes. Since chronic diseases often follow poor eating habits, intervention is vital. This new edition expands the discussion of how to communicate effectively with this age group, and adds material on working with developmentally delayed independent-living youths. Includes handouts, worksheets.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Describe the adolescent and young adult population and explain how physical growth and development influences nutrition counseling needs.
- Explain the differences between nutrition education and nutrition counseling and determine whether education, counseling or both are appropriate for a client.
- Differentiate between insight oriented and action oriented counseling theories.
- Outline the stages of change and the barriers that prevent their application by adolescents and young adults.
- Identify at risk nutrients in adolescents and young adults and outline strategies to address potential nutrient intake problems.
- Name the criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and disordered eating.
- Review assessment and care plans for clients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or disordered eating.
- Name at least five factors that may contribute to impaired intake in the pregnant adolescent or young adult.
- Discuss the concepts of adequate energy, appropriate body composition and balanced nutrient intake for adolescents and young adult athletes.
- Outline the nutrient and social issues that surround newly independent adolescents and young adults.
- Discuss the tools available to screen for alcohol abuse and eating disorders.
- Explain the appeal of fad diets and review a counseling approach that helps the counselor respond positively to the latest fad diet.
- Identify the psychological and nutrient issues for adolescents and young adults with chronic disease.
- Analyze case studies and recognize the application of nutrition education and counseling principles.
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Fitness professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 0.8 ACE CEC.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). This course is approved for 0.8 CEU of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Nutrition Dimension meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2010 to 2013 (provider #681205). ACSM’s Professional Education Committee certifies that OnCourse Learning meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2019 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 8.0 ACSM CECs. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.
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