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Wellness and Lifestyle

 

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.

Eating and Diabetes This two-part module stresses the importance of wise food choices and portion sizes to keep blood glucose in target range. Blood glucose levels are explained in depth, as well as the effects of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia). Instructions on how to construct a meal plan and how to determine serving sizes are also explained.

Gestational Diabetes This module defines gestational diabetes (found for the first time when a woman is pregnant), including how it will affect the newborn. Detailed treatment methods are also discussed.

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.

Physical Activity and Diabetes This module demonstrates how physical activity can help to control diabetes, providing applicable ways to be more active in everyday life. The benefits of aerobic exercise, strength training, and stretching are listed, as well as precautions to take when exercising.