The Wonder Years: Advocating for Protective Care for Adolescent Girls

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Anna Lutz, MPH, RD/LDN, CEDRD-S
Katherine Zavodni, MPH, RD, CD, CEDRD

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss the evidence that dieting messages and cultural environmental messages contribute to eating pathology and weight dysregulation in adolescents.
  2. Conduct a complete assessment of growth information and determine if weight is dysregulated or if growth appears normal.
  3. Describe appropriate and inappropriate nutrition intervention when weight dysregulation is present in the adolescent patient.

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