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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.

DESCRIPTION: Basic principles of human nutrition throughout the life cycle. Diet modifications for various disease states.
TAUGHT: Winter only
CONTENT AND 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
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Assess the nutritional adequacy of a dietary intake using food-based and nutrient-based approaches.
2. Describe the functions and recommendations for the macronutrients and key micronutrients in the body.
3. Identify pertinent nutritional information from patient's assessment to communicate to the healthcare team.
4. State current nutrition guidelines for health promotion, modified consistancy diets, and test diets.
5. State medical nutrition therapy guidelines for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal and liver disease.
6. Discover factors that influence a person's eating behaviors.
7. Identify the readiness for dietary behavior changes using the Stages of Change model.
8. Identify and use valid nutrition resources for nutrition and medical nutrition therapy.
9. Evaluate the validity of nutritional claims and information.
REQUIREMENTS: Exams; Class assignments: Paper on Food Habits/Tradition, HEI Dietary Evaluation, Vegetarian Diet, Food Labels, Dietary and Activity Analysis, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Reflective Journal
PREREQUISITES: Bio 265 or consent of the instructor. For Nursing majors only.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001