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BSN 311

Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Name: Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Course Number: BSN 311
Credit(s): 3

Course Description

“Nutrition and Diet Therapy” is a course that provides an in-depth introduction to essential nutrition concepts. The course covers the identification of major nutrients, their sources in food, the amounts required by the body, and how these needs can vary across different ages. There is a special focus on managing diets with restricted sodium, modified fats, and cholesterol. Additionally, the course includes comprehensive discussions on diabetic diets and calorie-controlled eating plans.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain the ability to identify major nutrients, understand their sources, how they are utilized by the body, and their dietary requirements.
  • Quickly and accurately discern factual nutrition information from misinformation or flawed nutrition concepts.
  • Acquire detailed knowledge about the nutritional needs of different age and sex groups.
  • Develop an understanding of various methods and frameworks for nutritional assessment.

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