Master's Degree - Dietetics

Summer 2024 Course Information
Maternal and Child Nutrition

Course Description
This course is a critical examination of behavioral, physiological, and public health issues impacting dietary and nutritional factors that support normal growth and development. The course content focuses on the early stages of the life cycle: gestation, lactation, infancy, preschool, school age, and adolescence. Topics include the fetal programming hypothesis, growth and nutritional requirements, breast feeding and formula feeding of infants, infant weaning, and eating behaviors that lead to normal growth, growth faltering, and pediatric obesity.
Contacts
Instructor

Danielle Christifano
dchristifano@kumc.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Life Cycle Nutrition. An Evidence-Based Approach
Edelstein, Sari
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 978-1284036671
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming
Satter, Ellyn
ISBN: 967118913
Publisher: Kelcy Press

Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition
Lily Nichols
ISBN: 9780986295041
Publisher: Lily Nichols, 2018


Course Access
Blackboard at KUMC

Starting about 1 month before the first day of classes, you will receive an email from the KUMC Campus Coordinator, Kendra Spaeth – kspaeth@kumc.edu, containing a survey link to verify your course enrollment at KUMC. It is very important that you complete and submit this survey as it will start the process for creating or reactivating your KUMC account.

NOTE: Due to a new account creation process, all GP IDEA students will need to complete an initial Information Security Training as well as ongoing Information Security Training when your account expires. The Information Security Training itself takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. 

  1. If you are required to complete this training, you will receive an email with instructions to set up the training account and where to upload your certificate of completion. You will need to upload this certificate in the indicated survey for your account to be created or reactivated.
    1. Account creation or reactivation will take at least 6-8 days from the time it is requested so please do not delay in responding to your emails. Once your account is ready, you will receive an email from accountmanagement@kumc.edu with your login instructions.
  1. If your account has not expired, you will receive an email from the campus coordinator stating this as well as providing information for password management and information related to your course.

Account access and course enrollment will not be synchronous so you will not see your course in Blackboard until your enrollment is processed. If you follow the above steps to get your account set up in a timely manner, then you will have access to your course in Blackboard by the first day of class. 

 


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.
– – Sonya Carney, Gerontology Master's Graduate,
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