Identify common therapeutic diets.
DefinitionIdentification 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.
- 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.
- Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
- Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
- Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
- Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
- Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
- Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
- Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.