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
Additional Technical Requirements
This course uses Zoom as a video communication tool. A Webcam, a microphone to record video, and headphones/speakers to play back the recording are also needed. In order to use Zoom, you must meet the following technical requirements:
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
- A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
*Course details are subject to change.