Nutrition for Young Athletes - RD105

Nutrition for Young Athletes

by Suzanne A. Nelson, RD, ScD
RD105
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This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (10.00 CPEU)

Summary:

This new edition provides guidelines for boosting performance, limiting risk, and promoting healthy development in young exercisers and competitors. Topics include: the relationship of motor development to sports activities; assessing nutrient needs; energy production; fluid and electrolytes; weight control and dieting; and much more.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand how to assess growth and development in children and adolescents.
  • Understand the relationship of maturation and training.
  • Discuss how body composition relates to athletic performance.
  • Describe five factors that increase the risk of dehydration in children, compare to adults.
  • Provide fluid replacement guidelines for young athletes before, during, and after activity.
  • Understand how to help prevent heat disorders in young athletes.
  • Provide appropriate food choices for pre-event and post-event meals.
  • Discuss the diagnostic criteria, physical symptoms, and medical complications of eating disorders.
  • Discuss safety concerns and health risks associated with the use of performance enhancing supplements in children and adolescents.
  • Discuss the limitations of body composition assessment in youth.
  • Name five tips for coaches and parents to consider when working with an overweight child.
  • Describe how guidelines for weight loss and weight gain in children and adolescents differ, depending upon age.
  • Describe factors that impact protein requirements in youth.
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Accreditation Information
 
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.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. . This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2110, 3020, 4060, 6040 and performace indicators of 8.1.1, 8.2.1, 8.2.4, 8.3.7
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).