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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 Fundamentals of Nutrition, Nutrition Assessment and Medical Nutrition Therapy to the community setting. A community needs assessment is utilized with students exploring the social determinants of health that place individuals at risk for chronic health issues. Students explore program development with an understanding of cultural humility, social inequity, inclusion, life cycle needs, and behavioral learning methods while applying the nutrition care process to the community environment. Nutrition education tools/resources are presented and counseling theories are introduced.  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. Identify the influence that nutrition has on the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, in particular, to various stages of the life cycle.
  2. Determine approaches to the provision of nutrition information in various settings, using traditional as well as innovative techniques.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills (KNDT 1.3)
  4. Demonstrate cultural humility, awareness of personal biases and an understanding of cultural differences as they contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion (KNDT 2.5).
  5. Explain legislative and regulatory policies related to nutrition and dietetics technician level of practice (KNDT 2.6).
  6. Describe contributing factors to health inequity in nutrition and dietetics including structural bias, social inequities and health disparities and discrimination (KNDT 2.7).
  7. Advocate for local, state or national legislative and regulatory issues or policies impacting the nutrition and dietetics profession  (CNDT 2.10)
  8. Develop interventions to effect change and enhance wellness in diverse individuals and groups  (KNDT 3.2).
  9. Present an educational session to a target population (KNDT 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 and textbook companion website
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 12/15/2021
Last Reviewed: 5/13/2022

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