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DIT 208 - Community Nutrition

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: DIT 114  
Co-requisites: DIT 209P  

This course applies the principles of nutrition presented in Introduction to Nutrition and Medical Nutrition Therapy to the community setting.  The nutritional requirements of individuals in various segments of the life cycle are presented. Community programs that help meet the nutritional requirements of individuals throughout the life cycle are highlighted. Patient education techniques are presented. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Perform specific activities of the Nutrition Care Process as assigned by registered dietitian nutritionists in accordance with the Scope of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice for individuals, groups and populations in a variety of settings (CNDT 3.2).
  2. Provide nutrition and lifestyle education to well populations (CNDT 3.3).
Listed Topics
  1. Public Health Nutrition
  2. Nutrition Education
  3. Health Care System
  4. Food Assistance Programs
  5. Pregnancy/Lactation
  6. Infancy
  7. Adulthood
  8. Aging
  9. Developmental Delays and Disabilities
  10. Physical Activity
Reference Materials
Textbook, printed materials, internet.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/16/2018

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