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Nutrition and Diet Therapy
NUTR DIET/THER
CLASS CODE: HFED 116 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Basic principles of human nutrition throughout the life cycle. Diet modifications for various disease states.
DESCRIPTION: Basic principles of human nutrition throughout the life cycle. Diet modifications for various disease states.
TOPICS: The Science and Art of Nutrition; Cultural Influences; Guidelines for Healthy Eating; Carbohydrates; Protein; Vegetarian Diets; Lipids; Vitamins; Minerals; Fluids; Energy Balance; Nutritional Assessment; Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent and Adult Nutrition; Aging and Nutrition; Eating Disorders; Medical Nutrition Therapy
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able:
1. Utilize Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000, Food Guide Pyramid and dietary planning principles to teach healthy eating behaviors.
2. Describe the role of the scientific process to determine the validity of nutritional information.
3. Assess the nutritional adequacy of a dietary intake using food-based and nutrient-based approaches.
4. Describe the functions and metabolism of macronutrients and key micronutrients in the body.
5. Demonstrate appropriate procedures for collecting nutritional assessment data.
6. Identify and communicate pertinent nutritional information to the healthcare team.
7. Apply dietary modifications for various medical conditions.
8. Use nutrition resources to update dietary recommendations and modifications.
REQUIREMENTS: Nutrition File; Class assignments: Paper on Food Habits/Tradition, HEI Dietary Evaluation, Vegetarian Diet, Food Labels, Dietary and Activity Analysis, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Tests and Final
PREREQUISITES: Chem 101 and Bio 265 or consent of the instructor. For Nursing majors only.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001