General Principles of Nutrition and Exercise for Paraprofessionals

General Principles of Nutrition and Exercise for Paraprofessionals 

Good nutrition and exercise are important to overall health. Nutrition can increase a person’s chance of getting certain diseases or disorders or make them worse. As a paraprofessional, it is important you understand how nutrition and exercise affect the health of your clients so you can offer them informed guidance on incorporating healthy food choices and exercise into their lifestyle. The goal of this course is to provide paraprofessionals working in health and human services settings with information on the general principles of nutrition and exercise.

$15.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-BHC-0-GPNE

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National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

0.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-GPNE
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2026
Learning Objectives:
List nutrition-related health issues.
Recall how essential nutrients help a person’s body and mind.
Recognize exercise recommendations to support physical and mental health.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: General Principles of Nutrition and Exercise

Health-Scare for Don

Nutrition-Related Health Issues

Eating Healthy Is Doable

Basic Nutritional Needs

Nutrients Feed the Mind and Body

The Benefits of Exercise

Exercise Recommendations

Easy Does It

Review

Summary

Section 3: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Disclosure: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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