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Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs

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  • Provider: AAHF-American Academy of Health and Fitness
  • Credits: ACE 1.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Book | DVD
  • American Council on Exercise
Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs addresses the nutritional needs, nutritional issues of and exercise prescription guidelines for children, adolescents and older adults. It identifies the impact of nutrition and physical activity on the physiological changes with menopause, and during pregnancy and lactation. It distinguishes different types of vegetarianism and explains the pros and cons of vegetarianism. It also distinguishes between overweight, obesity and healthy weight.  Methods for assessing body composition, how to calculate energy needs and dietary guidelines are presented. The role of dietary supplements in weight loss, plus the roles of aerobic exercise and resistance training in promoting weight loss, is addressed. The impact of nutrition and the importance of exercise and physical activity in managing Diabetes Mellitus are explained. The general principles of treating eating disorders and weight gain recommendations, along with nutrition and exercise prescription for the treatment of eating disorders, are discussed. And, ways that the body can gain or lose heat in varying environments and the physiological changes that occur are described. The Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs certificate package with online test includes the 200-page book Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs by Stella Lucia Volpe, Sara Bernier Sabelawski, Christopher Mohr and a 64-page workbook. Instructions for completing the 32 question multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included. Note: Course materials for this hardcopy format program are sent through USPS Priority Mail.

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