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Madison College

General Nutrition Course

Part of the Dietary Manager Certification, the course covers basic nutrition principles/practices, includes digestion and absorption, sources/functions of nutrients, nutritional needs during the life cycle& nutritional habits. Learn about making wise nutrition choices and the role of nutrition in optimal health.  Demonstrated mastery of skills necessary to understand and plan menus utilizing basic nutrition concepts.

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What it takes to earn this badge

  • Documentation of Food/Nutrition Needs, Preferences and Diverse Customs
  • Identify basic nutrition concepts to plan and implement menus
  • Use basic nutrition principles
  • Identify functions of vitamins & minerals
  • Research and submit three written solutions to multiple case studies, as well as one modified menu.
  • Conduct research, write, and submit one original essay about eating disorders or obesity in America; and properly demonstrated an understanding of the specialized nutrition needs of various customer groups.
  • Create an educational presentation that requires synthesis and creation in order to teach.
  • Submit an original audiovisual presentation demonstrating competence to teach basic nutrition concepts to a targeted audience.
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