Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs™ addresses the nutritional needs and issues of, and exercise prescription guidelines for children, adolescents and older adults. Methods for assessing body composition, how to calculate energy needs and dietary guidelines are presented. The role of dietary supplements in weight loss, plus the role of aerobic exercise and resistance training in promoting weight loss and managing Diabetes Mellitus are explained. The general principles of treating eating disorders and weight gain recommendations are discussed. And, ways that the body can gain or lose heat in varying environments and the physiological changes that occur are described.