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Course Description

Three generations of women in a kitchen cooking together

This course explores how individual, family, community and societal factors influence nutritional needs and dietary intake from infancy through older adulthood. Implications for nutrition care and community-level programs are discussed.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe nutritional needs at different points in the life cycle.
  • Identify the individual, interpersonal, and environmental factors that influence food intake, eating patterns and nutritional status during these life stages.
  • Describe community nutrition programs in Canada used to overcome barriers and improve food intake in various life-stage groups.
  • Identify strategies and programs to support healthful dietary intake at various life stages.
  • Gain experience in recording and analyzing growth and usual dietary intake.
  • Search for and summarize quality research evidence.

Course Topics

  • Adults
  • Preconception
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • Infancy
  • Toddler/Preschool
  • School Age
  • Adolescent
  • Older Adult

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): NUTR*1010


Assessment Item Weight
Midterm 10%
Discussion Assignment 20%
Diet Analysis 35%
On-Campus Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
January 06, 2020 to April 03, 2020
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,504.99 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes
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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Nutrition Through the Life Cycle by Judith E. Brown Cengage Learning, 2017 6th edition ISBN 9781305628007
  • Publishers Access Code (Confirmed) (Optional) Diet and Wellness Plus, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access Cengage Learning, 2014 1st Edition edition ISBN 9781285856216
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