- Practical examples: Recognizing that nutrition education and counseling takes place in a variety of settings, concrete examples, case studies, and first person accounts are presented representing a variety of wellness, private practice and institutional settings.
- Action based learning: Exercises are integrated into the text to give students ample opportunity and encouragement to interact with the concepts covered in each chapter. Each chapter has a culminating assignment and a case study that integrates all or most of the major topics covered throughout the chapter. Instructors can choose to assign the activities to be done individually at home or used as classroom activities.
- Four-week guided nutrition counseling program is incorporated to show practical applications of the text. It includes a step-by-step guide for a student working with a volunteer adult client for four sessions. The objective of this section is to demonstrate how the theoretical discussions, practice activities, and nutrition tools can be integrated for an effective intervention.
- Evidence-based approaches, grounded in behavior change models and theories, found to be effective for educational and counseling interventions are analyzed and integrated into skill development exercises.
This book is a step-by-step guide to the fundamental skills of counseling strategies and protocol, complimented by action-based worksheets and practical case studies. The authors’ provide a solid foundation of counseling and education principles, opportunities to practice new skills, and knowledge of evaluation methodologies.
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