Module 06 Special Diets and Health Conditions Questions

Diet is extremely important for everyone, but those with medical conditions it is placed as a high priority. Many health conditions are caused by what a person eats. Treating and preventing these conditions involves a change in diet or a special diet. These special diets are designated for people with certain medical conditions and are used to help a medical condition from a nutritional perspective.

Below is a list of special diets that as a health care professional you will come across when caring for your patients. CHOOSE FIVE of the ten diets and explain the following points in 1-2 paragraphs each.

  • What type of medical condition would this diet would be prescribed for this diet
  • The benefits and risks of this diet
  • What would the nurse monitor for when having a patient on this diet
  • Create a four course meal for each diet specific to the various special diets listed

The special diets include:

  • Diabetic
  • Calorie restricted
  • Sodium restricted
  • Fat-restricted
  • Fiber restricted
  • Renal
  • Protein restricted
  • High-calorie/high-protein
  • Antigen avoidance
  • Frequent feedings diet