Oct 28, 2020
NUTR 202 - Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
Designed to examine the nutritional needs of humans as they move through the life cycle stages from pre-conception through elder years. It also examines conditions that may alter or substantially impact nutrition at these stages; reviews programs which provide support for food or nutrition education at various life cycle stages; and uses case study data to assess nutrition issues/conditions. Students will assess adequacy of diets as well as design diets to meet needs during various life cycle stages. PREREQUISITE(S): BIOL 226 , NUTR 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly NF 202.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the physiological basis for nutritional needs of normal, healthy humans as they move through life cycle stages: pre-conception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy, toddler and pre-school, child and preadolescent, adolescent, adult, and elderly.
- Describe the conditions that substantially alter/impact nutrition for each life cycle stage (e.g. food allergy, Celiac Disease, iron deficiency anemia, metabolic syndrome, obesity, eating disorders.)
- Assess the quality of diets for the life cycle stages using a variety of tools, including the use of dietary analysis software.
- Design food plans to meet the needs of humans at various life cycle stages.
- Assess nutrition issues/ conditions, and recommend nutrition intervention/ support.
- Describe federal, state and local programs that support nutrition and nutrition education at various life cycle stages.
- Explain the developmental stages of pregnancy, and identify the critical periods where the fetus is most at risk for nutritional deficiency and environmental toxicity.
- Demonstrate the ability to use CDC growth charts to track growth in infancy and childhood, and to identify problems, such as failure to thrive or obesity.
- Evaluate nutrition products for composition, quality, and appropriateness of use (e.g. infant formulas, supplements and specialty foods).
- Engage in advocacy about a course-relevant topic by researching and writing a Letter of Advocacy.
- Demonstrate the ability to use library and/or web-based data for research, analysis and presentation purposes.
- Demonstrate translation of science concepts into language understandable by the common person.
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