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Development of a facility-specific dietary training program for diet technicians
by Peterson, Kelsey, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 181; 1602560
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to develop a facility-specific dietary training program for diet technicians at Center for Discovery, a residential eating disorder treatment program. This dietary training program aimed to educate new diet technicians on how to effectively treat, communicate, and work with individuals with eating disorders.

The dietary training program consists of 10 lessons, each consisting of a lecture, discussion and activity component. Based on current research, this is the most effective lesson format when educating the adult population. Each lesson includes handouts for further reading and a pre- and post-program questionnaire to determine the effectiveness of the program.

An expert panel reviewed the program and provided feedback and recommendations for revisions. For the purpose of this project, the program was not pilot-tested but should be prior to its implementation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
Commitee: Cassidy, Julia, Parker, Emily
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition
Keywords: Center for Discovery, Dialectical behavior therapy, Diet technicians, Eating disorder treatment, Eating disorders, Nutrition therapy
Publication Number: 1602560
ISBN: 978-1-339-17773-1
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