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Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition - RD69
Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition

RD69 l 8.00 contact hrs
by Kala Shipley, RD, MBA
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Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the nutrition guidelines for healthy eating for children and adolescents and how growth and development are assessed.
  2. Identify environmental, cultural, socio-economic and family influences for the prevention of childhood overweight.
  3. Understand current legislation that influences the school meals program and how this program can improve the health and academic success of students.
  4. State pros and cons of vitamin/mineral supplements for children and adolescents.
  5. Define food allergies and discuss methods of diagnosing and treating.
  6. State scientifically documented relationships between hyperactivity and food; psychoses/behavior and food; and performance/learning abilities and food.
  7. State why nutritional counseling and intervention strategies should be targeted at the teen him/herself rather than the parents.
  8. State three areas of concern regarding nutrition in adolescent athletes and state how to evaluate the diet for adequacy.
  9. Describe the following nutrition-related problems and list how to treat or prevent: nutritional anemias, obesity, anorexia and bulimia.
  10. State the nutrition problems related to fast food consumption and list three optimal meal choices to minimize these problems.
  11. Describe food jags, at what ages they usually occur, and how parents can best handle them.
  12. Describe the influence television has on children's food choices and recommend two ways for parents to cope with it.
  13. Discuss the ramifications of high serum cholesterol in children, including etiology of atherosclerosis, risk assessment and measuring techniques, and treatment modalities.
  14. Discuss how nutrition affects dental health.
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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 www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
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).

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 12/31/2015

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