Class Nutrition in Childhood and Adolescence

  • Presentation


    The curricular unit of Nutrition in Childhood and Adolescence aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge on the food and nutrition of healthy and pathological children and adolescents.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    Pregnancy feeding and impact on mother and future baby's health

    Nutritional assessment

    Energy and nutritional needs in childhood and adolescence

    The healthy infant: breastfeeding vs infant formulas

    Complementary feeding

    Specific pathological situations: food allergies and intolerances, celiac disease, diabetes mellitus, metabolic diseases

    Nutrition at preschool and school age

    The nutrition in adolescence

    Pediatric obesity

    Enteral Nutrition

  • Objectives


    With this curricular unit the student should understand the main physical and physiological characteristics that determine the nutritional and nutritional needs of these age groups.

    The student should be able to intervene from the nutritional point of view in individuals of these groups.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Tutorial classes aimed to consolidate the acquired knowledge, through the active participation of the student in the teaching – learning process: research, critical evaluation, analyses and transmission of scientific information about relevant themes to the curricular unit. 

    The evaluation carried out in the 'Continuous Evaluation' modality results from the weighted average of a written theoretical evaluation (70%), of a group work component (20%) and a participation component in classes (10%). A final grade equal to or greater than 9.5 values ¿¿(on a scale of 0 to 20 values) is considered approved in the continuous evaluation.

    In the scope of the evaluation, only by final written exam, it is considered approved, all students whose classification in the final written exam, rounded to the tenth, is equal to or greater than 9.5 values. The final exam takes the form of a written test and includes the entire subject matter, with theoretical and practical questions.

  • References


    - Aguilar Cordero, M.J. (ed.). (2005). Lactancia Materna. Madrid: Elsevier.

    Brown, J., Lechtenberg, E., Murtaugh, M.A., Splett, P.L., Strang, J., Wong, R., Bowser, E.K., Leonberg, B.L., Sahyoun, N.R. (2020). Nutrition throught the life cycle. 7th ed. Boston: Cengage. - Holden, C., & MacDonald, A. (eds.). (2000). Nutrition and Child Health. London: Bailliere Tindall. 

    - Kleinman, R.E., & Greer, F.R. (eds). (2020). Pediatric Nutrition.  8th ed. American Academy of Pediatrics

    - Koletzko, B. (ed.). (2015). Pediatric Nutrition in Practice. Basel: Karger.

    - Nevin-Folin,o N.L. (ed.). (2008). Pediatric Manual of Clinical Dietetics. Chicago: American Dietetic Association. 

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