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:
- Explain the forces that influence how teenagers feel about themselves
- Define body image and identify three consequences of poor body image
- Describe how eating disorders and dieting behaviors are related
- List five developmental tasks of adolescence
- Explain how smoking is used by teenage girls
- Describe eight facilitated empowerment tedchniques for teen groups
- List three functions of nourishment by food for the adolescent
- Describe the effect of physical activity on teens' psychological health
- List 10 personal and internal indicators of healthier living
- Explain how a healthy body metabolism operates
- List five benefits of eating breakfast
- Describe the consequences of caffeine, nicotine and sugar abuse
- Explain the role of carbohydrate and protein in appetite control
- List five reasons why fat is important in adolescent eating patterns
- Contrast restricting fat and retraining tastes for fat
- Explain why iron deficiency is a concern for teenage vegetarians
- Describe how natural hunger, appetite and satiety signals function
- Contrast mind and body hunger
- Contrast internal and external appetite cues
- List 10 reasons to give up dieting
- Desribe and list five benefits of conscious eating
- Contrast exercise and active living
- 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 presssures to diet
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
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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 0.5 ACE CEC.
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