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.
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.
- School Age
- Older Adult
|On-Campus Final Exam||35%|
*Course details are subject to change.