Counseling Overweight and Obese Children and Teens

Counseling Overweight and Obese Children and Teens

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Includes the latest recommendations from the Expert Committee on Assessment, Prevention and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity. This guide shows registered dietitians how to tailor and provide appropriate nutrition counseling for overweight and obese children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 18. As a complete resource, this guide provides detailed counseling plans, practical counseling tips, take-home handouts and interactive worksheets.This section reviews seven behavior changes strategies that registered dietitians (RDs) may want to consider when counseling overweight ... helps the client to take responsibility for eating and physical activity behaviors, and it enhances the clienta#39;s motivation to make changes. ... For long-term goals, develop goals that are more weight-focused and that can be accomplished over a longer period of time.

Title:Counseling Overweight and Obese Children and Teens
Author:Jo Ellen Shield, Mary Catherine Mullen
Publisher:American Dietetic Associati - 2008-01-01


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