The goal of this course is to provide an overview of nutrition guidelines, tools to assess nutritional status and resources to address nutrition-related influences and concerns during childhood and adolescence. After studying the information presented here, you 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, socioeconomic and family influences for the prevention of childhood overweight
- Understand 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 himself or 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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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. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 3020, 4000, 4030, 4040, 4150, 4160, 6040
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.