Nutrition for Nursing Practice

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Aligned subject learning outcomes

  • Assess, manage and promote optimal nutritional status across the human lifespan, including pregnancy and lactation, within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Midwife.
  • Recommend a range of evidence based strategies to promote healthy eating and lifestyle behaviours across population groups, taking into consideration the relationship between social, cultural and behavioural factors that influence nutritional intake and health.
  • Apply understanding of the role and function of key nutrients in the provision of nursing and/or midwifery care for all persons across the lifespan, including managing acute and chronic diseases.

Nutrition for Nursing Practice

Aligned professional standards/ competencies

Follow the links for the full text of the current codes and guidelines: Codes of Ethics, Codes of Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives, Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (1 June 2016), Midwifery Competency Standards (January 2006), and Decision Making Frameworks (DMF) For Nurses And Midwives.

Group or individual Individual

Weighting 40%

Due date Thursday, 19 April 2018

Word count 1600 words

Unit 11 – The Role of Public Health in Health & Social Care



Using the following subheadings prepare a written response which outlines recommendations in response to the case study provided.

  • Anthropometric measurements: Identify and discuss anthropometric assessment used for assessment of body composition and recommendations for weight loss targets and goals.
  • Nutrition and physical activity recommendations: Provide detailed, evidence-based recommendations for both optimal nutrition modification and physical activity. Recommendations should be specifically tailored to the case study, practical and sustainable in the long term.
  • Nurse led role – promoting self-management: Discuss the role and strategies a nurse could use to promote behaviour change, in turn encouraging Thomas to take an active role in self-management.

Refer to Assessment Preparation Guidelines for presentation requirements.


  • Integrate a range of high quality, relevant and current literature sources and guidelines throughout your paper and use APA referencing throughout.

Word Count

  • You must include a word count (including in-text referencing but excluding the reference list or any Appendices) at the end of your assignment. Word count more than 10% below or above that prescribed will be penalised by 10% deduction from the total available marks.


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