Nutrition and Dietetics 316

NUTR 316: Nutrition in the Life Cycle I: Maternal and Child

Prerequisites: NUTR 214, BIOL 322, and Junior standing

Credit Hours: (3)

Examination of nutrition needs for pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence, including normal nutrition as well as nutrition therapy for common conditions affecting these life stages. Physiological, psychological and cultural aspects characteristic of each of these phases of the lifespan will be related to nutritional requirements and eating behaviors.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

See catalog entry


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

This course will be conducted using a variety of teaching techniques including: lecture, discussion, videos, guest speakers, and student presentations.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students will have a working knowledge of (SK 5.2 and 5.3):

·         The influence of aging on metabolism and nutritional requirements

·         The assessment and treatment of nutritional health risks

·         The influence of socioeconomic, cultural and psychological factors on nutrition behavior

·         Health promotion and disease prevention theories and guidelines for the adult and older adult populations

And, demonstrate the ability to:

·         SK 5.2 Determine the nutrient requirements of a diverse population from young adult to old age.

·         KR 1.1a Locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature to make ethical evidence-based practice decisions.

·         KR 1.1b Use current information technologies to locate and apply evidence-based guidelines and protocols.

·         KR 2.1a Communicate effectively and professionally in oral and written formats to individuals, groups and the public.

·         KR 3.2a Apply knowledge of the role of environment, food and lifestyle choices to develop interventions to affect change and enhance wellness in diverse individuals and groups.


Assessment Measures

Evaluation of the student will be determined from exams, projects, oral presentation, research paper, final exam, class participation, and attendance.


Other Course Information

This course, in part, fulfills the requirements for the Didactic Program in Dietetics approved by the American Dietetic Association.


Review and Approval

September 2001 Updated Anne Alexander, Chair

Revised 3/6/09