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The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

  • Disease-specific nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation recommendations.
  • Printable client handouts in English and Spanish.
  • Formulary database.
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NIH Childhood Weight Management Model May Affect Practice and Policy

The National Institutes of Health has created a model that predicts how diet and exercise affect weight and body fat in children. Registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered can use this tool to help children achieve or maintain a healthy weight early in life. This tool may also be considered for childhood obesity intervention programs.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a mathematical model that accurately calculates how weight and body fat in children respond to adjustments in diet and physical activity.

The model for children considers their unique physiology, including changes in body composition as they grow. By taking growth into consideration, this tool helps quantify realistic goals for weight management in children and teens.

The model suggests that there may be a therapeutic window of weight management when children can "outgrow" obesity without requiring weight loss. Furthermore, the model quantifies the excess energy that leads to obesity and calculates the necessary intervention to achieve a healthy body weight in children.

Since obese children are much more likely to become obese adults, this tool has the potential to positively affect the childhood obesity epidemic. Policy makers and clinicians could use this quantitative technique for understanding the childhood obesity epidemic and planning interventions to control it.

Resources to help kids attain a healthy weight.


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