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Adult Program Pre-Work Learning Objectives

Note:  Because this is a pilot program and the materials are currently under development and review, some of these objectives may change without notice.
Diet and Nutrition in Overweight and Obesity:
  1. Identify appropriate guidelines for adult weight management.
  2. Identify evidence-based tools for weight management for adults, such as portion control tools, meal replacements, and/or eating frequency.
Physical Activity in Overweight and Obesity:
  1. Use current physical activity (PA) public health guidelines and evidence-based recommendations for physical activity in weight management as basis for creating PA interventions for various clients who have overweight or obesity.
  2. Implement a complete physical activity assessment.
  3. Summarize RDN and individual scope of practice regarding physical activity interventions for people who are overweight or obese.
  4. Identify ways to stay current in PA research as it relates to obesity prevention and treatment.
Behavior Modification and Counseling:
  1. Describe psychological and behavioral screening tools.
  2. Describe cultural considerations that can affect weight management.
Medical Nutrition Therapy in Obesity:
  1. Describe the key components for nutrition-focused physical exam for weight management patients/clients.
  2. Define the key elements of the WM Standards of Practice/Standards of Professional Performance (SOP/SOPPs).
  3. Identify appropriate components based on the Nutrition Care Process (NCP).
  4. Identify opportunities using health information technology and clinical quality measures (CQMs).
  5. Identify recommendations for RDN self-disclosure and referral when working with WM patients/clients.
  6. Describe methods for conducting nutrition-related research.
  7. Describe AND's Dietetic Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII).
Weight Loss Maintenance:
  1. Recognize how the physiological and practical underpinnings of obesity treatment differ between the active weight loss phase and the weight loss maintenance phase.
  2. Determine how a RDN can work in an interdisciplinary way to improve long-term weight loss outcomes.
  3. Apply specific strategies to enhance weight loss maintenance success.
  4. Use counseling and behavior change strategies specific to increasing success in the weight loss maintenance phase.
  5. Describe primary prevention strategies for obesity for individuals, organizations, and communities.