Definition of terms:1.
Medical nutrition therapy j refers to the use of specific nutrition services to treat anillness, injury or condition. It consists of two phases: nutrition assessment and nutritiontherapy.2.
Nutrition assessment j is the evaluation of nutritional status through measurements of food and nutrient intake and evaluation of nutrition- related indicators such as anthropometric measurements, physical findings and laboratory test results.3.
Nutrition therapy j refers to interventions used in the treatment of a disorder of illness and includes diet therapy, nutrition counseling, and/of the use of specialized nutritiontherapies such as supplementation with nutritional or medical foods and nutritional supportthrough enteral or parenteral methods.4.
Health j is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity (WHO definition). The maintenance of health involvespreventive, diagnostic, curative and restorative measures on an individual or community.5.
Illness j is a deviation of bodily functions from the normal or usual well-feeling and itsperception is both physiological and psychological.6.
Dietetics j the combined science and art of regulating the planning, preparing and servingof meals to individuals of groups under various conditions of health and disease accordingto the principles of nutrition and management, with due consideration for economic, social,cultural and psychological factors.7.
Diet therapy j the branch of dietetics that is concerned with use of food for therapeuticpurposes.8.
Dietitian j translator of nutritional principles for any individual or group in health or inillness.9.
Diet technician j an individual who has completed a degree in nutrition-dietetics but not takethe board examination is qualified as diet technician. He/She can perform nutrition screening and other nutrition services under the direction of a registered nutritionist-dietitian.10.
Diet j refers to food and drink regularly consumed according to a regimen of time and amount. It may be normal or gspecialh(sometimes called gtherapeutich)
What are the useful tools in the study of diet therapy?
ecommended energy and nutrient intakes(
ood guide pyramid
xchange list system
ood composition tables
hysiologic standards of height
lood and urinary components and equivalent weights and measures
What are the steps in nutritional care services?
ssessment and screening