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Food and Nutrition


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.

Nutrition Overview This module provides a general introduction to nutrition and discusses the role that nutrients such as carbohydrates, grains, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water play in order to nourish and sustain a healthy body. The course also presents World Health Organization guidelines for maintaining a balanced diet.

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.