Course code Medi6008

Credit points 2

Children and Teenagers Nutrition

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours48

Responsible UnitFaculty of Food Technology

Course abstract

Students get knowledges about the structure of illness of infants, children and teenagers. They learn about the international guidelines, recommmendations and regulations of children, infants and teenagers nutrition. They obtain skills for treatment of youngsters during the illnessess and about the appropriate nutrition in cases of diseases.

Compulsory reading

1. Nelson. Textbook of pediatrics. 16th edition, 2000
2. Z.Zariņš, L.Neimane Uztura mācība Rīga, 2002.

Further reading

1. Long-term consequences of early feeding. J.Boulton, Z.Lason, J.Rey. Lippincot-Reven, 1999
2. M.E.Shils, .A.Olson Modern nutrtion in health and diseases New York,1994
3. Feeding from toddlers to adolescence. Ed. by A.Ballabriga, Lippincot-Raven, 1999.

Periodicals and other sources

1. The British Journal of Nutrition
2. Food and nutrition bulletin
3. European Journal of Nutrition