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11: Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan

  • Page ID
    39940
  • Learning Objectives

    After completing this unit, you should be able to:

    1. Describe how nutrient and energy requirements change during pregnancy and lactation.
    2. Provide recommendations for eating and lifestyle habits that can alleviate common pregnancy symptoms to support the health of both the mother and baby.
    3. Outline feeding recommendations for infants, including the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding, the importance of feeding responsively, and the introduction of solid foods.
    4. Describe nutritional considerations for feeding toddlers.
    5. Define the division of responsibility and eating competence; describe how these models encourage life-long healthy eating.
    6. Name feeding practices that can encourage picky eating and what to do instead.
    7. Describe how energy and nutrient requirements change in adolescence.
    8. Identify specific nutrition concerns for adolescence, as well as strategies for addressing those concerns.
    9. Describe how nutrient and energy requirements change in older adulthood.
    10. Identify specific nutrition concerns for elderly people, as well as strategies for addressing those nutrition concerns.