Chapter 18: Introduction to Nutrition
This section covers the role nutrition plays in wellness, what a healthy dietary pattern is, and the difference between eating for wellness, performance and weight loss all within the scope of practice for wellness coaches.
Chapter 19: Nutrition Basics
This section covers the role of hydration, macronutrients and micronutrients in overall health, how energy balance influences body composition and health, the role exercise plays in nutrient needs and how alcohol consumption influences overall health.
Chapter 20: Healthy Dietary Patterns
This section covers general recommendations for macro and micronutrient consumption, the role culture, dietary restrictions and food preferences has on overall dietary choices and what common characteristics make up a healthy dietary pattern.
Chapter 21: Nutrition Myths and Misconceptions
This section covers fad diets and diet myths and how to identify them, why fad diets, supplementation, and products are ineffective and potentially harmful, and how to effectively address client questions and diet misconceptions.
Chapter 22: Influence of Diet on Long-Term Health
Explore the role of diet in chronic disease risk, how diet may influence the microbiome and chronic inflammation and the benefits of diet beyond its nutritive value.
Chapter 23: Acute Effects of Diet
This section covers digestive responses to different nutrients, the influence of nutrients on satiety and satiation and the effects of different exercise on the body during and post exercise.
Chapter 24: Dietary Strategies for Health
Explore habits and behaviors that influence health, the differences between a flexible and rigid dietary pattern, the rationale for weight-neutral interventions and the effects of meal timing in health including different fasting protocols.
Chapter 25: Dietary Strategies for Weight Loss
This section looks at the influence on weight loss to health, the relationship between energy balance and body mass, healthy dietary strategies to facilitate weight loss and factors that may determine the maintenance of weight loss.
Chapter 26: Supplementation
This section looks at the role of supplementation to a healthy diet, when it’s appropriate and how to determine the efficacy and safety of supplements.
Chapter 27: Nutrition Coaching
This section looks at general dietary and supplementation strategies based off efficacy and safety, how to prioritize strategies within the context of client goals and health, how to implement these strategies through inclusive language around nutrition, body composition, awareness of client limitations and opportunities, and how to monitor clients progress and make necessary adjustments.