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NFS 320 - Evolution of Dietary Needs throughout the Lifecycle

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: Students will learn to examine the nutritional requirements for each phase of the lifecycle. This will include nutritional needs, appropriate food group balance, portion sizes, difference in nutritional requirements by gender, appropriate supplements, illnesses related to nutritional deficiencies and the development of menu plans.

Prerequisites: CHEM 100 . BIOL 115  , BIOL 105  or CUL 245  .
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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Course Competencies
  1. Evaluate appropriate dietary selections for the first two years of life.
  2. Critique the nutritional needs of toddlers and young children.
  3. Discriminate the dietary needs of adolescence.
  4. Describe the ideal diet of an adult.
  5. Outline the nutritional needs of a woman during pregnancy and lactation.
  6. Summarize dietary needs of the aging.
  7. Evaluate how nutrition affects growth and development.
  8. Investigate nutritional management of diseases that persist across the lifecycle.

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