Written for the graduate-level nutrition course or practice challenge. This book explores the purpose, methods, and scientific basis for nutritional assessment in community, clinical, and individual nutrition settings. It provides the basic knowledge and skills to identify nutrition problems, develop research questions and study hypotheses to plan interventions and treatments. Each book also offers an interactive eBook version for download.
The book covers an overview of research methods, the primary methods of nutritional assessment: dietary, anthropometric, biochemical, and clinical. The final section covers public health.
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 1.3.3, 2.1.8, 2.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.5, 4.2.7, 5.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.5, 6.1.8, 6.2.3, 6.3.8, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.3, 8.3.4, 8.3.5, 8.3.7, 10.1.3, 10.2.9
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast the following assessment tools: Nutrition Risk Screening, Diet history, 24-hour recall, Food Frequency, and Subjective Global Assessment.
2. List the four stages of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP).
3. Compare and contrast the following research study types: case-control, cross-sectional, cohort, and retrospective.
4. Explain the significance to research protocol of the Tuskegee study.
5. Compare and contrast the following clinical trial designs: double-blind, randomized, and crossover.
6. Describe or define: Recommended Dietary Allowance, Estimated Average Requirement, and Dietary Reference Intakes.
7. Identify two ways to increase the accuracy of the food records and health literacy.
8. Plot a child’s weight -for-age on the World Health Organization growth charts.
9. Calculate a person’s BMI.
10. Demonstrate how to take physical assessment using mid-upper arm or calf circumference, handgrip strength, and skinfold measurements.
11. Calculate the daily protein needs by a person on enteral nutrition using the urinary urea nitrogen output.
12. Identify a concern of high serum levels of: calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin B6.
13. Identify a concern of low levels of: phosphorus, vitamin B12, and vitamin C.
14. Describe when taking a supplement of vitamin D or multivitamin may be beneficial.
15. Describe three signs of malnutrition in the elderly.
16. Identify how much aerobic exercise is recommended for a child over 6 years and an adult.
Why we chose this book
This book is written for dietitians and other health care professionals in clinical, community, and research settings. The authors are highly qualified and the book fills a niche for practitioners.
About the author
Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND, Assistant Chief, Food and Nutrition Services, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, Assistant Professor, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois.