Nutrition in Adolescents: Promoting Optimal Health

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About The Module:

After participating in this lecture, you will be able to:

- Define normal nutritional needs in adolescents: getting normal calories, protein, minerals and vitamins for optimal health.
- Describe impact of school and peers on nutrition in adolescents.
- Describe nutritional deficiencies that can affect adolescents in US.
- Define methods to detect early evidence of eating problems in adolescent.

About The Speakers:

Dr. Richard J. Chung is the Director of Adolescent Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, and is an assistant professor of pediatrics and internal medicine. Dr. Chung earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and trained in pediatrics and internal medicine at Duke prior to training in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Chung’s clinical and research interests center on preventive and chronic disease care of adolescents and young adults. Dr. Chung is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
Richard Chung

Staples Betty
Dr. Betty Staples is a general pediatrician and member of the Duke Eating Disorder Program. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Duke and Program Director of the Duke Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Staples’ research has focused on the areas of eating disorder treatment and risk factors and graduate medical education.

Dr. Staples did her residency training in Pediatrics at Duke University Hospital, in Durham, NC, and continued for one additional year as a General Pediatrics Fellow focusing on the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Staples is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, Association of Pediatric Program, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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