# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Health Assisting Careers Task 133354734

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify common therapeutic diets.


Identification should include
  • special diets based on care plans (e.g., liquid, soft, low-calorie, high-calorie, bland, diabetic)
  • documentation of calorie counts and food intake studies
  • ways to plan nutritious, therapeutic-diet menus in accordance with the patient’s/client’s care plan
  • the purpose of therapeutic diets.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why should common therapeutic diets be understood?
  • When a care plan specifies a special therapeutic diet (e.g., liquid, soft, low-calorie, high-calorie, bland, diabetic), how can the health assistant locate detailed helpful information about this diet?
  • What is the role of nutritional supplements such as Ensure®? Can these products substitute for all other foods? Why, or why not?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Health Science Events


Knowledge Test: Nutrition


Teamwork Events