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Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs

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The NCSF Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs course delivers state-of-the-art nutritional information pertaining to a variety of these special populations with distinctive dietary needs. This detailed program provides scientifically based nutrition guidelines for a wide range of physically active clients—including vegetarians, pregnant and menopausal women, persons with eating disorders and disordered eating, children and adolescents, older adults, persons with diabetes, and participants in weight-restricted sports. The course teaches professionals how to guide their clients in proper eating for optimal exercise performance, and it recognizes when a client needs to be referred to a registered dietitian for further nutritional consult.

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In addition, the course will assist trainers with their efforts to provide sound dietary advice to both noncompetitive exercisers who want to stay fit and competitive athletes who want to achieve optimal performance. The program contains practical guidelines for addressing the needs of children who exercise and play sports as well as the needs of overweight athletes and exercisers in weight-dependent sports—an area often overlooked in sport nutrition courses. Furthermore, trainers who work with the geriatric population will also find the course useful as it will bring them up to date on meeting the nutrition and exercise needs of older adults as they progress through the physiological changes associated with the aging process.

Course Contents:

Chapter 1. Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 2. Aging
Chapter 3. Menopause
Chapter 4. Pregnancy
Chapter 5. Vegetarianism
Chapter 6. Overweight and Obesity
Chapter 7. Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 8. Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
Chapter 9. Exercise in Extreme Environments

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