LSO180 - Nutrition Through the Life Span

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Subject Title
Nutrition Through the Life Span

Subject Description
Nutritional status and nutritional requirement are explored using a life span model. From a multiple determinant perspective, nutrition is positioned as a significant factor affecting health at each life stage.  The importance of nutrition on the developing foetus, and its impact on development of chronic disease in later life is reviewed in the context of available literature. Emphasis is placed on nutrient requirements, adaptation, growth and development as well as current areas of research and controversy at each stage of the life cycle.  Areas of emphasis include feeding and eating principles, high risk populations, women's health needs, and nutrition challenges presented by our aging society.  Relevant health and education policies as well as program and evaluation strategies are presented.

Credit Status
One lower level Liberal Studies option for degree students 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

• Describe the influence of nutrition on the individual throughout the life span
• Identify sources of credible nutrition information
• Analyze key issues related to nutrition throughout the life span
• Conduct a nutritional assessment
• Analyze nutritional assessment results to provide nutrient recommendations
• Assess the role played by the family, community, organizations and environments in providing optimal nourishment.
• Evaluate the position of nutrition and food within a multi-factorial framework

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