Community Nutrition

NUTR 402 - Community Nutrition

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Community Nutrition.
Code:                          NUTR 402.
Hours:                         Lec – 2 Hr.    Lab – 2 Hr.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr. Hr – 3.
Prerequisite:                NUTR 310, NUTR322.
Level/Semester:           3rd  level– Spring.
Department offering the course:     Nutrition & Dietetics– Faculty of Health sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course covers the role of the nutritionist in the community. It deals with the identification of the nutritional problems prevailing in the community and how to recommend and apply the necessary corrective programs. The role of various community institutions in the promotion of the nutritional status of the community will be discussed.

COURSE AIM:
The students will have the opportunity to increase their breadth in on the promotion of nutritional health as well as have an insight to community nutrition programs implemented in different countries as well as develop an education intervention to be implemented in specific population groups in different regions of Lebanon.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Illustrated lecture
Research work to design an education intervention
Field visit to implement designed education programs
Group presentations
Assigned readings.

LIST OF REFERENCES:
Marie A. Boyle, David H. Holben. Community Nutrition in Action, an Entrepreneurial Approach, - Cengage Learning (2013)
Kathleen Mahan L, Raymond Janice L, Escott-Stump Sylvia. Krause’s Food and the nutrition care process. Saunders; 13th edition 2013
Public Health Nutrition, Edited by Micheal Gibney et al, Nutrition Society Textbook series, Blackwell publishing.
WHO Regional office. Draft nutrition strategy and plan of action for countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region 2010–2019.
Global Nutrition Policy Review: World Health Organization 2013

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
WHO: http://www.who.int/topics/nutrition/en/
CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/
Community Tool Box: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/online-courses