Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the nutrition guidelines for healthy eating for children and adolescents and how growth and development are assessed.
- Identify environmental, cultural, socio-economic and family influences for the prevention of childhood overweight.
- Understand current legislation that influences the school meals program and how this program can improve the health and academic success of students.
- State pros and cons of vitamin/mineral supplements for children and adolescents.
- Define food allergies and discuss methods of diagnosing and treating.
- State scientifically documented relationships between hyperactivity and food; psychoses/behavior and food; and performance/learning abilities and food.
- State why nutritional counseling and intervention strategies should be targeted at the teen him/herself rather than the parents.
- State three areas of concern regarding nutrition in adolescent athletes and state how to evaluate the diet for adequacy.
- Describe the following nutrition-related problems and list how to treat or prevent: nutritional anemias, obesity, anorexia and bulimia.
- State the nutrition problems related to fast food consumption and list three optimal meal choices to minimize these problems.
- Describe food jags, at what ages they usually occur, and how parents can best handle them.
- Describe the influence television has on children's food choices and recommend two ways for parents to cope with it.
- Discuss the ramifications of high serum cholesterol in children, including etiology of atherosclerosis, risk assessment and measuring techniques, and treatment modalities.
- Discuss how nutrition affects dental health.
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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.
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ContinuingEducation.com is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 3020, 4000, 4030, 4040, 4150, 4160, 6040
ContinuingEducation.com is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).
This course is approved for 8 Hours in Key Area 2 - Nutrition or 8 CEUs by the School Nutrition Association (SNA).