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SSM in Nutrition Education

SSM in Nutrition Education

Discipline: Medicine

Module Title: SSM in Nutrition Education

Module Directors: Claire Kerins (Croí), Dr. Gerard Flaherty

Year: 1

This new SSM for 2012 to 2013, will be a collaborative SSM and will be jointly taught with Croí (West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation). The newly built Croí House will host the students and students will observe nutritional assessments for people within the community who are at risk of heart disease or have a heart condition. The students will observe and learn how to undertake a nutritional assessment and dietary history. In addition, the students will present dietary advice to local school children on healthy eating practices and develop a culture of knowledge and understanding at an early age on the importance of healthy eating throughout the life cycle.