Nutrition for Young Athletes - RD105

Nutrition for Young Athletes

by Suzanne A. Nelson, RD, ScD
(4.4 / 296 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (10.00 CPEU)

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This new edition provides guidelines for boosting performance, limiting risk, and promoting healthy development in young exercisers and competitors. Topics include: the relationship of motor development to sports activities; assessing nutrient needs; energy production; fluid and electrolytes; weight control and dieting; and much more.


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

  1. Understand how to assess growth and development in children and adolescents.
  2. Understand the relationship of maturation and training.
  3. Discuss how body composition relates to athletic performance.
  4. Describe five factors that increase the risk of dehydration in children, compare to adults.
  5. Provide fluid replacement guidelines for young athletes before, during, and after activity.
  6. Understand how to help prevent heat disorders in young athletes.
  7. Provide appropriate food choices for pre-event and post-event meals.
  8. Discuss the diagnostic criteria, physical symptoms, and medical complications of eating disorders.
  9. Discuss safety concerns and health risks associated with the use of performance enhancing supplements in children and adolescents.
  10. Discuss the limitations of body composition assessment in youth.
  11. Name five tips for coaches and parents to consider when working with an overweight child.
  12. Describe how guidelines for weight loss and weight gain in children and adolescents differ, depending upon age.
  13. Describe factors that impact protein requirements in youth.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Dietitians: 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 If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2110, 3020, 3030, 4030, 4060, 4150, 4160, 5200, 6040 and performace indicators of 8.1.1, 8.2.1, 8.2.4, 8.3.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/16/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/28/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

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.

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Natalie C - Highlands Ranch, CO  ·  Nov 14, 2018
I think that this course is valuable to enhance my rounding process.
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Anna D - Blaine, MN  ·  Sep 13, 2018
It was a great course. I didn't agree with all of their dietary suggestions for children to help them lose weight, but overall it was a good course.
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Marie D - West Chester , PA  ·  Aug 28, 2018
Good material although test questions were very difficult to locate and/or decipher from the text. Ok overall.
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Betty M - Brookeville, MD  ·  Jun 01, 2018
Good review of nutrition and assessment guidelines for fitness in pediatric patients
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Erin D - Lewisville, TX  ·  May 29, 2018
This course was very detailed and helpful for my practice.
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