The purpose of this class is to acquire knowledge on nutritional needs of different ages group population (teenagers, adults, elderly) and provide a basic knowledge of a balanced diet. Furthermore aims to provide robust information (databases, software) in order to study some menu planning for the foodservice (school and hospital catering, nursing homes).
Expected learning outcomes
With the successful completion of this course the student will be abile to use the guidelines for healthy eating and a correct lifestyle; estimate the nutritional needs of sub-group population; know and calculate the nutritional composition of food with appropriate source of data; identify the nutritional components of a healthful diet and identify the food sources of individual nutrients; planning some menu for the foodservice (schools, companies, elderly, hospital and for particular needs) using informatics applications.
Lesson period: First semester
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