Child and Adolescent Nutrition – NUTR 645

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 02/09/2022

Course Description

Evaluation and application of current research that supports nutrition recommendations that result in optimal health for young children and adolescents. Explores determinants of nutritional status and strategies for prevention of prevalent nutritional concerns.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


It is nutrition’s important role throughout the life-cycle that makes this class an essential component for the Masters in Science program. While students may enter the class with an awareness of the general importance of nutrition through the life-cycle, it is through the material covered in this class that, they will learn about preconception nutrition, specific deficiency risks, factors influencing food intake, strategies to overcome poor nutrition intake and how to assess growth. Students will reflect on how to view these topic through the lens of God’s Word.

Course Assignment

Lecture presentations and notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include at least 2 references in current AMA format, unless otherwise specified in the prompt. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

Case Study Assignments (2)

Students will address two case studies. These case studies provide a real-life example of a situation common in the pediatric nutrition world and aims to develop your skills at using some of the most prevalent tools discussed during the course. Students will be required to answer a set of questions and provide references for their answers from scholarly sources in current AMA style.

Course Project Assignments (2)

The course project is your opportunity to create your own case study. You will be constructing a case study and through that case study, demonstrate your ability to synthesize and apply the information you are learning.