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DIT 2180 Medical Nutrition Therapy for Dietary Managers

Introductory course for nutrition care personnel in health care institutions. Overview of nutrition principles, medical nutrition therapy and menu planning. Exploration of diseases/health conditions that require nutrition intervention. Addresses multidisciplinary team approach to resident care. Nutrition Care Process introduced with basic nutrition-related calculations.

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

Prereqs: DEV 0035 AND MAT 0050 


  • Perform basic nutrition calculations (Desirable Body Weight, Body Mass Index, Percent Weight change over time) and demonstrate correct methods of documentation in the medical record. Identify and collect nutrition data to assist the dietitian in completing the Nutrition Care Process. Identify and comply with laws regulating practice.
  • Identify the essential nutrients, their functions and food sources and apply to menu planning and development for a healthcare institution.
  • Discuss the rationale for dietary interventions in various disease states. Identify the appropriate foods and textures to serve while promoting maximum nutrient intake and customer satisfaction.
  • Identify the roles of the different health care team members in providing a patient-centered approach to care.
  • Differentiate between the dietitian, dietetic technician and dietary manager; their function, responsibilities, education requirements and credentials.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3