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NFS 143 – Nutrition in the Life Cycle

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Nutritional needs of people throughout the life cycle. Physiological and environmental factors which affect nutritional status. Designed for Nutrition majors. Prerequisite: NFS 043. Fall.

Section Description: This course will increase and refine the student's pre-professional experience in helping people throughout the life cycle improving their health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1. List, define and explain nutritional recommendations from pre-pregnancy through end-of-life in the normal growth and development of humans. 2. Recognize and tailor nutritional recommendations from pre-pregnancy through end-of-life in populations that have diseases and/or disabilities outside of normal growth and development. 3. Improve their capacity to review and apply evidence-based practice for a variety of clients across the lifespan. 4. Develop their professional, technical and group writing skills including lifestyle blogs in the area of life-cycle nutrition. 5. Increase their professional, cultural competency to serve the diverse client and population groups better. 6. Further, develop their understanding of nutrition programs and policy impacting multiple populations across the life span

CRN: 90052

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 100/150

Days Time Location
TR 10:05 - 11:20 WILLIAMS HALL 301

Instructor(s): Farryl MacKenna Witten Bertmann

Meeting Dates: 28 Aug 2017 - 08 Dec 2017