Hi Dianne, I recently completed the ACE Weight Management Certification. It was very broad, covering topics from childhood obesity to understanding behaviors and habits, it provided a good foundation to think about how weight management can be addressed. As others have said, while it is beyond scope of practice for trainers to prescribe meal plans, I think we can inform clients on healthy behaviors as well as counsel them on FDA guidelines on healthy eating and nutrition. Several of my clients follow diets on their own, including Weight Watchers. Also, asking clients to keep a log of what they eat can help those that do it well tremendously. There are many free apps that can do this, and it will allow you to see what they are eating and guide them toward healthier alternatives.