NUTR 456 Exam 1

NUTR 456 Exam 1 - NUTR 456 Community Nutrition Exam 1...

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NUTR 456 Community Nutrition Exam 1 Introduction to Community Nutrtion Community Nutrition Definition –a discipline within the field of nutrition/dietetics that aims to promote health, nutrition, and well being and to prevent disease in individuals, families, and groups of people within the communities Community –a group of people within space and time who have a set of shared values and interact in the context of a social system Needs Assessment Step 1 –define the nutritional problem Step 2 –set parameters of the assessment Step 3 –collect data -about community -about background conditions -about individuals who represent target populations Step 4 –analyze and interpret data Step 5 –share findings of assessment Step 6 –set priorities Step 7 –choose plan of action Nutrition Intervention Step 1 –review results of needs assessment Step 2 –define program goals and objectives Step 3 –develop program plan Step 4 –develop management system Step 5 –identify funding sources Step 6 –implementation Step 7 –evaluation Nutrition Program Management -planning -organizing -leading -controlling -evaluating -funding Opportunities in Community Nutrition Community -definition ^^
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-people -location in space -social interaction -shared values -social system Focus and Characteristics (of community nutrition) -PEOPLE -POLICY -PROGRAMS People -clusters or groups of individuals, not single person -broad strokes for majority of people Policy -addresses range of food and nutrition services -access to food and food resources, nutrition, education, and healthcare -programs influences by public policy and governmental regulations and funding Programs -provides programs and services Partners -Public Health -actions of society -Epidemiologists -practitioners who study epidemics -Government -policy makers, funding sources Role of the Community Nutritionist -promote health -prevent disease …what is health? -absence of disease and or pain -Human Ecological Model -Anatomically, physically and functionally intact; able ot engage in personally fulfilling work (family/community); resilient when facing stress, sense of well being, low risk of disease and/or untimely death -How? Maximize -lifestyle -living, working, social conditions -community system -social system …prevent disease
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-Primary: control risk factors -Secondary: early disease detection -Tertiary: treatment and rehabilitation -promote health and prevent disease -Interventions: an activity designed to change behavior of target audience -Opportunity –greatest impact primary, secondary where community nutritionist works Roles of the Community Nutritionist -Delivery services -Public Policy -Advocate for Program funding -Conduct research See ADA Position 1 Educational Requirements -Content Expertise -plans coordinates -health education -directs, manages -evaluates nutritional component Credentials -Bachelors of Science degree -Registration as a dietitian by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) -Masters of Science, Masters of Arts, Master of Education, Masters of Public
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