Nutrition Dimension
A Nondiet Approach to Health and Wellness - RD198

A Nondiet Approach to Health and Wellness

by Dawn Elizabeth Clifford, PhD, RD
RD198
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This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (7.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

For most people, diets don’t work. Dieting has been the pattern of eating employed by millions of people to reach a medically or societally prescribed body weight. This weight-centered approach to health not only is ineffective, but also is linked to disordered eating and size discrimination. A non-diet approach, also known as a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, is a weight-neutral approach, meaning that the focus is on promoting healthy behaviors and enhancing overall health and well-being instead of on weight loss. Health programming must be thoughtfully designed and implemented to avoid a worsening of a preoccupation with weight and dieting, an overvaluation of thinness and social prejudice toward the obese. This course includes all of the information healthcare professionals and fitness experts will need to shift from using a traditional, weight-centric model to a health-promoting weight-neutral model.

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to provide the information healthcare professionals and fitness experts need to shift from a traditional weight-centric model to a health-promoting weight-neutral model, also known as a nondiet approach. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain why dieting may fail to produce long-term weight loss
  • Define “diet mentality” and identify three consequences of this belief
  • Explain why weight loss may not be an indicator of improved health
  • Describe how repeated attempts at weight loss through dieting can increase risk of physical and mental health problems
  • List 10 alternative goals to weight loss as indicators of improved health
  • Describe how the nondiet approach can be used in therapeutic and lifestyle situations
  • Identify five influences on body image and provide six suggestions for improving body image
  • List five consequences of weight preoccupation
  • Explain the role of carbohydrate and protein in appetite control and how attempts to restrict high-fat foods may backfire
  • List five indicators of an acquired taste for lower-fat foods
  • Contrast diet and nondiet approaches to portion control
  • Explain how sensitivity to hunger, appetite, and satiety signals can be enhanced
  • List 15 reasons — other than hunger — for eating
  • Explain the role of fluids in the body, and list three ways fluids can be misused by dieters and list five signs of dehydration
  • Explain how clients can acquire a taste for less-sweet foods and fluids
  • Name and refute three myths about exercise
  • List 11 indicators of lifestyle shift other than weight loss
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and health educators.
 
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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. 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.
 
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 5200, 5370, 6000, 6020 and performance indicators of 1.3.1, 1.3.5, 2.1.3, 2.1.7, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.7, 8.2.1, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 9.3.2, 9.6.5.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).
 
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 1/20/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/20/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Nirmala A - Wethersfield, CT  ·  Jan 11, 2018
this course was very informative it brought to light a practical approach to helping individuals make lifestyle changes. It was mind blowing. thank you!
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Amy S - West Bloomfield , MI  ·  Dec 30, 2017
This is a great non-traditional view of what it means to guide someone through behavior change for weight loss or any other health-related goal. I really enjoyed the review of these topics, and I picked up some interesting practice tidbits a long the way. This CEU is a great way to prevent you from being the type of RD labeled as a food cop! :-)
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Mary H - Lubbock, TX  ·  Dec 21, 2017
Good content. Would be useful in working with children and teenagers.
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DAWN S - WOODSTOCK, GA  ·  Dec 16, 2017
This course considers all areas of well being and is a refreshing approach
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Monique S - waldorf, MD  ·  Dec 15, 2017
Very informative. Many people can get and use the resource for their own self.
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