Mar 22, 2012 - 11:23 AM
You should not instruct clients on the use of diet to treat illness or high risk cases; clients with such health problems should be referred to nutritionists and medical doctors. You also should not prescribe meal plans; clients who need such specific advice should be referred to a nutritionist.
As a personal trainer, you can and should ask clients about their diets and make suggestions to help them improve it, as making positive changes in one’s diet is essential to achieving health and fitness goals. For example, the gym I work for now asks clients to fill out a “Top 20 Foods List,” in which the clients list the 20 foods they eat the most frequently. The list allows me to easily get a sense of what the client is consuming and make appropriate suggestions to help them improve their diet.
Source: Lauren McHugh
Jun 12, 2012 - 01:27 PM
Source: American Public University