Weight Management Checklist for Professionals

Content by: Erin Nugent, RD

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is key in treating and preventing chronic diseases. For many individuals, weight management is perceived as an unattainable goal. Read More!

Weight Management Checklist for Professionals
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As health professionals, we can help these individuals to grasp the concept by working on small and attainable goals that can lead to weight management.

Use this checklist to start small and work through the many layers of weight management with clients.

1. Discuss long term and short term goals.

2. Understand appropriate portion sizes.

3. Identify hidden calorie sources: look at beverages and snacks.

4. Reading a nutrition label, and how to navigate the grocery store.

5. Physical activity - how to make it part of your routine.

6. Increase fruits and vegetables in the diet.

7. Teach the benefits of breakfast.

8. Encourage healthy snacks.

9. Identify a support system for long term health outcomes

10. Reassess goals, it is okay for goals to evolve over time

Quick Tips!

Eating out and carry out! Evaluate the calories in fast foods, eating out and carry out meals.

Next Steps:

1. Educate on meal planning.
2. Offer assistance in designing a plan that fits the lifestyle.
2. Keep it simple.

Think about the Season, when choosing a nutrient dense diet with fresh choices!

Eat for the Seasons!

Physical activity is great for your heart and mind! Seniors can be healthier and feel better.

Get Moving! For Seniors

You’ve heard it before. Yes, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day! Whether you start your day at 7:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., you need to fuel your body and jump-start your day.

Mealtime Mania: Make time for Breakfast!