Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 Course
Part of the Eating Behaviors Technician Certification, students develop knowledge of the principles and application of diet and nutrition as therapeutic measures in various disease conditions related to weight control, including under- and overweight/obesity, metabolic syndrome, diseases of the digestive system , and misc. disease conditions. Students learn to plan modified diets, write individualized nutritional care plans, and become familiar with related medical terminology.
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Weight Management Exam
Energy Balance Exam
Develop an outline to assess nutrition-related health risks (physical & psychological) in overweight/obese clients
Review/analyze sample nutrition assessments and develop care plans for clients with weight management problems, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease.
Demonstrate the use of various meal planning tools (e.g. Exchange Lists for Diabetes: Appendix E) in preparing modified diets for clients with weight management problems and/or diabetes mellitus.
Define specific medical terms and abbreviations related to body systems that are adversely affected by overweight/obesity, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease
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