Dietetic Approaches for Underweight Clients
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3005, 3030, 5280, 5460; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.2.2, 10.1.2, 10.2.5
This continuing education course discusses the etiology and consequences of being underweight, the role of the RD in the management of underweight, and the methods they can employ to help clients gain weight.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe the etiology of underweight.
- Discuss the dangers and consequences of being underweight.
- Name and explain various methods to increase food intake and promote weight gain.
- Discuss the role of the RD in assisting clients with managing underweight.
Linda Tsai, MS, RD, CNSC, CCS, is a clinical dietitian who specializes in nutrition support and works in the ICU and neonatal ICU. She has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from UCLA, and a master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Utah.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR