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Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What Are Your Eating Habits? A. Meet Maisie B. Recommended Calories Per Day C. Calories in Versus Calories Out D. Weight Loss E. Examine Current Behaviors F. Summary Section 3: Cutting Calories A. Cutting Calories B. Empty Calories C. Decrease Portion Size D. Baby Steps E. Tips for Small Changes F. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributor D. References
Megan MacDonald is an assistant professor at Oregon State University, in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences. She received her PhD in Kinesiology, from the University of Michigan in 2011. Her area of expertise is in adapted physical activity. Dr. MacDonald’s international and national education and experience in kinesiology and adapted physical activity have focused on the evidence-based practices of adapted physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Her long-term career goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and to become a leader in the evidence-based practice of adapted physical activity. She has been teaching within higher education since 2006 and believes that learning is a lifelong and ever-changing process. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level course in adapted physical activity and kinesiology. Dr. MacDonald’s research is focused on how physically active lifestyles impact other areas of life for individuals with disabilities. She directs the Children & Youth with Disabilities Laboratory. Currently, her research projects focus on physical fitness, physical activity and motor skills in children with disabilities. In addition to directing the Children & Youth with Disabilities Laboratory, at Oregon State University, Dr. MacDonald also co-directs three adapted physical activity programs, the Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today (IMPACT), IMPACT for Life and the Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program. Disclosure: Megan MacDonald, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.