The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate nutritional knowledge of instructors working in Milan. Fitness trainers are a resource for the general public to obtain exercise information, exercise prescription and guidance. The demand for nutritional advice is strong and fitness instructors are well positioned to respond. A questionnaire containing closed- and open-ended questions was filled by 43 instructors working in the 18 participating centres. 96% gave nutritional advice and 49% established diet plans. Rates of correct answers were: 63% for the “right or wrong” questions, 52% for the closed-ended questions, 33% for the multiple choice questions, 24% for the open-ended questions, 8% for the consumption recommendations. 58% of instructors self-rated their nutritional knowledge as insufficient. In several countries lack of formal training requirements for fitness personnel makes adequate counselling difficult.

Cereda, F., A cross-sectional study about the knowledge in nutrition and weight loss among fitness instructors in Milan (Italy), Abstract de <<Researching Paradigms of Childhood and Education>>, (Opatija, 13-15 April 2015 ), The Faculty of Teacher Education University of Zagreb, Zagabria 2015: 15-15 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65536]

A cross-sectional study about the knowledge in nutrition and weight loss among fitness instructors in Milan (Italy)

Cereda, Ferdinando
2015

Abstract

The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate nutritional knowledge of instructors working in Milan. Fitness trainers are a resource for the general public to obtain exercise information, exercise prescription and guidance. The demand for nutritional advice is strong and fitness instructors are well positioned to respond. A questionnaire containing closed- and open-ended questions was filled by 43 instructors working in the 18 participating centres. 96% gave nutritional advice and 49% established diet plans. Rates of correct answers were: 63% for the “right or wrong” questions, 52% for the closed-ended questions, 33% for the multiple choice questions, 24% for the open-ended questions, 8% for the consumption recommendations. 58% of instructors self-rated their nutritional knowledge as insufficient. In several countries lack of formal training requirements for fitness personnel makes adequate counselling difficult.
Inglese
Book of Abstracts
Researching Paradigms of Childhood and Education
Opatija
13-apr-2015
15-apr-2015
978-953-7210-77-9
Cereda, F., A cross-sectional study about the knowledge in nutrition and weight loss among fitness instructors in Milan (Italy), Abstract de <<Researching Paradigms of Childhood and Education>>, (Opatija, 13-15 April 2015 ), The Faculty of Teacher Education University of Zagreb, Zagabria 2015: 15-15 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65536]
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