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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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