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Food and Nutrition

 

Adult Nutrition Nutrition is the act of receiving nourishment. In this module you will learn about foods that the human body requires at different stages of life to meet its nutritional needs for proper growth, to maintain health, and to prevent disease.

Child Growth and Development Child development refers to the biological and psychological changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy.

Diabetes The Diabetes Series provides a thorough description of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Practical skills for managing diabetes are discussed, along with diagnosis options.

HIV: Nutrition for people with HIV A Guide for General Audiences: This module is specifically targeted to general audiences and addresses the purpose of good nutrition and the components of a healthy diet.

 

Malnutrition Malnutrition is a condition that develops when the body does not get the proper amount of protein, energy (calories), vitamins, and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function.

Nutrition for Children Proper nutrition is important for the overall health of children. Proper nutrition can prevent many medical problems, including obesity, weak bones and diabetes. It also helps children grow to their full potential both physically and mentally.

Obesity Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is more than just about a person's appearance. It also increases the risk of diseases and health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.