Module 06 Special Diets and Health Conditions Questions

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