Nutrition Education

NUTR 318 - Nutrition education

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Nutrition education
Code:                          NUTR 318.
Hours:                         Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hr.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr. Hr– 2.
Prerequisite:                NUTR 212
Level/Semester:           2nd level – Spring.
Department offering the course:    Nutrition & Dietetics – Faculty of Health Sciences..

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course discusses the various methods used in the nutrition education of the individual and the community. It focuses on the selection of the appropriate method of communication according to the target group of the education program. The student will be trained on the development of educational material that suits the conditions prevailing in the Middle East area.

COURSE AIM:
The course will provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop nutrition education kits appropriate for use in the eastern Mediterranean region.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Illustrated lecture.
Research work.
Group presentation
Assigned reading

LIST OF REFERENCES:
Isobel Contento Nutrition education :Linking Research Theory And Practice. Jones and Bartlett 2nd   edition 2010  
Kathleen Mahan L, Raymond Janice L, Escott-Stump Sylvia. Krause’s Food and the nutrition care process. Saunders; 13th edition 2013

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
Food and Nutrition services website of the USDA: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/
Research tested interventions: http://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/programSearch.do