Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do.
The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived:
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians with four or more years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply NOW for the April 2018 examination window!

Applications for April 2018 examination window are due March 2, 2018.

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Self-Study Learning Objectives

After completing the self-study module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe nutrition guidelines for healthy eating for children and adolescents recommended by professional and government agencies.
     
  • Identify the appropriate macro and micro nutrient requirements for healthy toddlers, children, and adolescents.
     
  • Describe age- and developmentally-appropriate activity patterns, feeding practices, eating behaviors for toddlers, children, and adolescents.
     
  • Describe the environmental, economic, psychosocial, and cultural factors that affect toddler, child, adolescent, and family food intake patterns.
     
  • Understand the regulations and functions of the School Lunch Program and their impact on the: physical facility, economic, nutritional and physical activity factors within the school environment.
     
  • Define body mass index (BMI), height for age, weight for age, and sexual maturity ratings and identify their indications for use in the anthropometric assessment of a toddler, child, and adolescent.
     
  • Assess and interpret a pediatric patient’s anthropometrics and growth pattern using standardized sex- and age-appropriate growth and BMI charts.
     
  • Describe the epidemiological data demonstrating the increasing prevalence of pediatric overweight and obesity.
     
  • Identify co-morbidities associated with overweight and obesity in childhood, their potential for persistence into adulthood, and their potential relationship to adult chronic disease.
     
  • Understand the current recommendations on how to screen, identify, and treat toddlers, children, and adolescents who are “at risk for overweight” and “overweight and obesity.”
     
  • Describe and contrast the techniques of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy in health behavior change.
     
  • List individual and community approaches for environmental change to prevent obesity among different ethnic and age groups of children and youth.


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