Nutrition and Fitness
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the basics of nutrition and fitness and help educate their patients regarding these issues.

Course Publication Date: April 19, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:NF041218
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Pediatric Medicine
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • List food choices that help reduce the risk for chronic diseases, such as heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis.
  • Name three nutrients that are essential because the body cannot make them and must obtain them from food.
  • Discuss food components that have specific functions in the body.
  • List Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) that represent the amounts of nutrients that are adequate to meet the needs of most healthy people.
  • Describe the Food Guide Pyramid and the major food groups.
  • Describe how to use the Nutrition Facts label.
  • Name four fat-soluble and four water-soluble vitamins needed by the body and food sources for each.


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