CDEV 107 Introduction to Child Nutrition (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Overview of child nutrition issues, with an emphasis on practical skills and approaches to influence positive eating behaviors that promote optimal health and nutrition. Topics include basic nutrition principles, planning healthy meals and snacks, food safety, childhood obesity, physical activity, nutrition education, child nutrition programs and food assistance resources.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Examine the causes, trends, implications, and health disparities related to childhood obesity, and propose best practices for change.
- Outcome 2: Apply basic food management skills to plan and create simple and healthy meals and snacks.
- Outcome 3: Describe food and nutrition assistance programs, and local community resources available to improve access to nutritious and affordable food for eligible families.
- Outcome 4: Assess dietary adequacy using appropriate food guidance systems and current Dietary Guidelines for Americans to promote and maintain health.
- Outcome 5: Compare how growth and developmental patterns from birth through childhood affect nutritional needs and eating behaviors, and vice-versa.
- Outcome 6: Plan, conduct, and evaluate effective techniques and resources for providing age appropriate nutrition education to youth.