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HHE5172 Healing Foods C

Course Description

This course introduces the foods, ways of eating and nutritional therapies that help to bring about and maintain the most vibrant health throughout the lifecycle, highlighting pediatric health, geriatric health and holistic sports nutrition. Preventing childhood obesity and its sequela (liver disease, diabetes, cardiac disease) is a focus of this course. Ways to reverse the trend of the overfed but undernourished child are explored. Special dietary needs of elders are also a focus of this course. Nutritional recommendations for physical and mental vibrancy in the elder years are identified through a holistic approach for preventing illness and maintaining wellness. The nutritional needs of the athlete ware also be examined through the lens of holistic nutrition and specific nutritional recommendations for athletes are discussed.



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