Rancho Santa Margarita, California (PressExposure) March 26, 2013 -- Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years, and in 2010, more than one-third of children and adolescents were measured as overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). To help prepare more people to work with kids on important health and nutrition issues, the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) has developed a Kids Nutrition Specialist program, available online at http://www.nestacertified.com/kids-nutrition-program/.
Since proper nutrition and solid nutrition education is vital for kids when it comes to reducing the epidemics of childhood obesity and diabetes, this online training was designed to offer dietary education, kids' nutritional facts and games, teaching methods, fun food choices for kids, and how to overcome objections to certain food likes and dislikes.
"We designed this special online training program to help more people make a difference in kids' lives while also growing their own fitness business," said John Spencer Ellis, founder of NESTA. "If you're interested in making a difference in reducing childhood obesity and diabetes, our Kids Nutrition Specialist training will give you tips and tools for providing fun and effective nutrition information and games for kids of all ages."
The Kids Nutrition Specialist training from NESTA incorporates online learning with a comprehensive digital manual, audio lessons and a non-proctored online exam. The training program also covers the book, "Trim Kids: The Proven 12-Week Plan That Has Helped Thousands of Children Achieve a Healthier Weight," which is sold separately and can be purchased on amazon.com.
Since 1992, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) has been a leader in innovative solutions for fitness, nutrition and wellness professionals, as well as club owners. Founded by John Spencer Ellis, NESTA now has more than 55,000 members in 55 countries, and it is one of the largest fitness associations in the world, and the fastest growing association of its kind in the United States. For more information about NESTA or the Kids Nutrition Specialist training, please visit http://www.nestacertified.com/kids-nutrition-program/