Summer 2018 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

Heather Gibbs
Office: 913-945-9138
hgibbs@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, S.
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9781284036671
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming.
Satter, E.
ISBN: 0967118913


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at KU Medical Center, you will receive one of three emails depending on your current KUMC student status:
  1. If this is your first course through KUMC, a new account will be created.  You will receive an initial email from tlt@kumc.edu with instructions on how to open a secure email, followed by the secure email which will provide your login instructions and the title of the course(s) you are enrolled in.
  2. If you have taken a course through KUMC and your account is still active, usually having taken a course within the past year, you will receive an email from tlt@kumc.edu informing you of the course(s) you are enrolled in, your username, and who to contact if you forgot your password.
  3. If you have taken a course through KUMC before and it has been a year or longer, your account will most likely need to be reactivated.  You will receive a secure email from accountmanagement@kumc.edu with your login instructions.

Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

– – Angela Stagg, Early Care for a Mobile Society Graduate