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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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