Recommended Prerequisite: NUTR 1020 or 4440.
This course is designed to address the many challenges that women belonging to various multicultural groups face in the area of health care. During the semester the course focuses on, as its central theme, diversity among women as it relates to the health and nutrition fields of study. Discussion topics include nutrition needs during pregnancy, birth, and infant care, certain genetic predispositions to disease as well as body image and body acceptance. Students have the opportunity to synthesize information and opinions formed by drawing parallels to their own lives and experiences. Health issues concerning women such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, and menopause are discussed.