$70.00

i 7.00 Hours

Course Overview

Young athletes  need nutritional guidance from professionals with specialized knowledge of the unique requirements of active children. An inadequate diet can result in nutrient deficiencies that negatively affect growth, development, and performance.

Proper intake of macronutrients, micronutrients, and fluids is discussed to equip nutrition professionals with evidenced-based information about unique nutritional needs. Critical topics such as eating disorders, dietary supplements, body composition, and weight control are covered. The course provides evidenced-based information on how to work effectively with young athletes and their parents for a nutrition program which maximizes performance while protecting children.

About the Course Author

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. She has over 25 years of nursing experience, primarily in acute care and professional development. Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT, is an adjunct nutrition professor, writer, and private-practice dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition. She has more than 20 years of progressive experience in the fields of nutrition, fitness, wellness, public health, and education in the United States as well as overseas. She provides individualized nutrition coaching for clients, conducts nutrition assessments (including health, medical, food, and exercise history) and then creates individualized nutrition and exercise plans, menus, and client-tailored resources. Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

  • Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

    7.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 7.0 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.


    This activity is approved for 7.0 contact hours.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    7.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    7.00HOURS


    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 7.0 contact hours.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    7.00HOURS


    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 7.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

    4.00HOURS


    Relias LLC company is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). The National Strength and Conditioning Association approved 0.40 CEU(s) in category C for certified individuals who successfully complete this course.

  • American College of Sports Medicine

    7.00HOURS


    The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 7.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

  • Florida Board of Athletic Training

    7.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Athletic Training (CEBroker Provider #50-290)



Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-NYA
  • Hours:

    7.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-09-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how guidelines for weight management in children and adolescents differ, depending upon age.; Describe micronutrient, protein, fat, and carbohydrate needs of young athletes.; Describe the relationship of maturation and training.; Discuss guidelines for helping young athletes make healthy food choices on the road.; Discuss how body composition relates to athletic performance and its limitations in youth.; Discuss how to assess growth and development in children and adolescents.; Discuss safety concerns and health risks associated with the use of performance enhancing supplements in children and adolescents.; Discuss the diagnostic criteria, physical symptoms, and medical complications of eating disorders.; Discuss the health risks associated with weight control practices in wrestling and other weight-class sports.; Explain how to help prevent heat disorders in young athletes.; Explain how to provide fluid replacement guidelines for young athletes before, during, and after activity.; Explain the relationship of carbohydrate to exercise and performance in youth.; Identify a meal plan that meets the calorie, protein, carbohydrate, and fat requirements of young athletes based on age, sex, height, body composition, performance goals, and training intensity.; List appropriate food choices for pre-event and post-event meals.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.