Nutrition II

Course Coordinator

ECTS points:


Course number:
252793; 21605

Course Description


  • Nutrition in pregnancy
  • Nutrition in lactation and infancy
  • Nutrition in childhood and adolescence
  • Geriatric nutrition
  • Regulation of body weight
  • Woman’s nutrition and eating disorders
  • Sport nutrition
  • Traditional diet
  • Relationship of nutrition and health
  • Dietary habits in Croatia and World
  • Food safety and contemporary technology: influence on consumers
  • Gastronomy


  • identify the specific dietary needs of different population groups considering age, gender, diet and physical activity level
  • design menus for different population groups (children, adolescents, adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women)
  • distinguish the role of carbohydrates, fats and proteins during physical activity considering its intensity
  • describe energy metabolism and its balance in the body and identify the factors that lead to obesity or undernutrition
  • design a plan for loss or increase of body weight
  • define eating disorders as well as the consequences for the human health and to categorize treatment approaches of eating disorders
  • recognize the traditional diets
  • relate dietary risk factors with certain non-communicable diseases
  • recognize the goals of the national food policy and the national dietary guidelines for adults and children

To enrol in this course, the following courses must be completed:

  • Introduction to the Profession of Nutrition
  • Introduction to Chemistry and Chemical Analysis (General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry)
  • Biology 1
  • Biology 2
  • Selected Topics in Functional Human Anatomy
  • Raw Materials for Food Industry
  • Nutrition 1
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