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DIT 1635 Community Nutrition

Addresses community food/nutrition issues and federal/nongovernmental programs designed to meet needs of at-risk populations. Focuses on tools, strategies and resources to evaluate effectiveness of community programs. Students participate with community agencies providing nutrition programs and education. Two classroom, three clinical lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Dietetics and Nutrition
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  

Outcomes

  • Convey national, state, or local food, nutrition and health issues to Legislators.
  • Identify at least four federal, state, or local agencies concerned with nutrition of infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly and describe funding availabilty for nutrition programs.
  • Participate in community nutrition programs and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Present nutrition education lessons for target populations participating in a community-based nutrition program.
  • Develop a luncheon menu for a soup kitchen; obtaining necessary funds to prepare and serve meals for 200-300 clients.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Clinical Hours: 3