A Nondiet Approach to Health and Wellness
by Instructor: Dawn Elizabeth Clifford, PhD, RD
Credentialed for: Nutrition/Dietitian CEU | ContinuingEducation.com

$56.00

i 4.00 CEH

Course Overview

For most people, diets don't work. Dieting has been the pattern of eating employed by millions of people to reach a medically or societally prescribed body weight. This weight-centered approach to health not only is ineffective, but also is linked to disordered eating and size discrimination. A non-diet approach, also known as a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, is a weight-neutral approach, meaning that the focus is on promoting healthy behaviors and enhancing overall health and well-being instead of on weight loss. Health programming must be thoughtfully designed and implemented to avoid a worsening of a preoccupation with weight and dieting, an overvaluation of thinness and social prejudice toward the obese. This course includes all of the information healthcare professionals and fitness experts will need to shift from using a traditional, weight-centric model to a health-promoting weight-neutral model.

About the Course Author

Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD is an associate professor and director of the didactic program in dietetics in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at California State University, Chico. In addition, she co-founded and is the current director of FitU, which is a peer mentoring nutrition and exercise counseling program on campus. She received the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award from the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the 2013-2014 school year. Clifford conducts research and is an accomplished speaker in the areas of motivational interviewing and non-diet approaches to health and wellness. She has published several research articles in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and written curriculum for Nutrition Dimension and Today's Dietitian. She is the co-author of Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness (Guilford Publications, Inc., 2015). Dawn Elizabeth Clifford, PhD, RD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-AT198
  • Hours:

    4.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-01-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Contrast diet and nondiet approaches to portion control; Define “diet mentality” and identify three consequences of this belief; Describe how repeated attempts at weight loss through dieting can increase risk of physical and mental health problems; Describe how the nondiet approach can be used in therapeutic and lifestyle situations; Explain how clients can acquire a taste for less-sweet foods and fluids; Explain how sensitivity to hunger, appetite, and satiety signals can be enhanced; Explain the role of carbohydrate and protein in appetite control and how attempts to restrict high-fat foods may backfire; Explain the role of fluids in the body, and list three ways fluids can be misused by dieters and list five signs of dehydration; Explain why dieting may fail to produce long-term weight loss; Explain why weight loss may not be an indicator of improved health; Identify five influences on body image and provide six suggestions for improving body image; List 10 alternative goals to weight loss as indicators of improved health; List 11 indicators of lifestyle shift other than weight loss; List 15 reasons — other than hunger — for eating; List five consequences of weight preoccupation; List five indicators of an acquired taste for lower-fat foods; Name and refute three myths about exercise
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Dietitians; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; 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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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