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.
This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
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
Easy Does It
Section 3: Conclusion
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. 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. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS 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.
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