Course Overview for the Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs
This course, offered in cooperation with the American Academy of Health and Fitness, is specifically designed to give you an overview of nutrition for those of specific ages and circumstances. This includes, among others, nutrition for children, adolescents, and older adults, nutrition for menopause, pregnancy and lactation, and the role of dietary supplements in weight loss.
*Note: This course lays the foundation for useful advice, but does not allow you to prescribe diet plans or practice as a dietician.
Why you should study this course:
- Lay the foundation for good nutrition, optimal health and the prevention of disease
- Give solid advice to people with specific conditions or of a certain age
- Learn methods for assessing body composition, how to calculate energy needs and dietary guidelines are presented