Nutrition and Diet Therapy will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of nutrition. This will include identification of nutrients, their food sources, amounts needed and used by the body and as well as varying needs for different ages. There will be emphasis on the management of restricted sodium, modified fat and cholesterol. Thorough discussions will also be done on diabetic and calorie controlled diets.
- Identify the major nutrients, their sources, utilization and needs by the body.
- Immediately identify nutrition facts and distinguish false or flawed nutrition information.
- Demonstrate knowledge about nutritive needs for different age and sex groups.
- Understand the various frameworks for nutritional assessment.