Supporting Clients in Healthy Eating
This brief provides guidance for assisting clients in taking achievable steps toward their healthy living goals. It presents practical, time-limited examples of how to raise awareness, enhance client self-management, encourage action based on strengths, and document change. The dangers of unhealthy eating are presented, including not only obesity but also specific psychiatric disorders tied to weight issues. The brief includes a discussion of weight measurement techniques including BMI and waist circumference. Strategies are presented, including approaching a weight management discussion, assessing healthy eating and physical activity, assisting clients in developing achievable goals, and providing follow-up. This course is based upon material published in a Provider Action Brief from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions and is available as an open access article.
This course on supporting clients in making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity is designed for peer support counselors, recovery residence administrators, substance abuse counselors, and paraprofessionals who want to work in substance abuse treatment. This course is appropriate for entry level and beginning practitioners.
Author: Morris, for SAMHSA-HRSA
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding supporting clients as they make healthy food choices and increase physical activity. Specifically, a professional will:
- Describe why clinicians should discuss healthy eating and physical activity with clients
- Identify how to assess healthy eating and physical activity behaviors
- Recognize how to assist clients with setting weight management goals
Citation: Morris, C. (2014). Supporting Clients to Make Healthy Food Choices and Increase Physical Activity. A Provider Action Brief from SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. September 2014. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- Florida Certification Board
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
This course is Non Interactive .