Weight Management for Teens - FIT136

Weight Management for Teens

by Linda Omichinski, RD
(4.4 / 35 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (0.50 CEU)

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Reviewed and recertified. Updated information on weight management using the highly acclaimed HUGS plan for teenagers. Provides proven, practical strategies and techniques to work with this problem population, using the nondiet approach which incorporates food, fitness, and lifestyle. The authors originated the HUGSTM program, and wrote a lecture on nondiet strategies for weight management. Essential for working in weight control and school fitness programs.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the forces that influence how teenagers feel about themselves
  2. Define body image and identify three consequences of poor body image
  3. Describe how eating disorders and dieting behaviors are related
  4. List five developmental tasks of adolescence
  5. Explain how smoking is used by teenage girls
  6. Describe eight facilitated empowerment tedchniques for teen groups
  7. List three functions of nourishment by food for the adolescent
  8. Describe the effect of physical activity on teens' psychological health
  9. List 10 personal and internal indicators of healthier living
  10. Explain how a healthy body metabolism operates
  11. List five benefits of eating breakfast
  12. Describe the consequences of caffeine, nicotine and sugar abuse
  13. Explain the role of carbohydrate and protein in appetite control
  14. List five reasons why fat is important in adolescent eating patterns
  15. Contrast restricting fat and retraining tastes for fat
  16. Explain why iron deficiency is a concern for teenage vegetarians
  17. Describe how natural hunger, appetite and satiety signals function
  18. Contrast mind and body hunger
  19. Contrast internal and external appetite cues
  20. List 10 reasons to give up dieting
  21. Desribe and list five benefits of conscious eating
  22. Contrast exercise and active living
  23. Name and refute three myths about the nutrition needs of teenage athletes
  24. Describe four critical thinking and assertive problem solving techniques
  25. List 10 ways teens can counter the presssures to diet 
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
Fitness professionals: 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 www.continuingeducation.com. 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 American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 0.5 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 0.5 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 5.0 ACSM CECs. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Course Originally Released on: 10/1/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/22/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2017

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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KEYMO P - wesley chapel, FL  ·  Sep 14, 2016
I enjoyed the course and I will tell someone
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Stephanie G - ,  ·  Jan 13, 2016
This course help to identify how to shift the diet paradigm to a health paradigm.
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natalie g - las vegas, NV  ·  Aug 25, 2015
This course was very informative and would be beneficial for all parents to read.
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MARIA F - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Feb 11, 2015
very helpful. The test was difficult because of the details involved.
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Carolyn C - Winchester, OR  ·  Dec 09, 2014
It was okay, took to long.
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