Proper nutrition is important for all of us. Home Health Aides/Personal Care Aides have very important roles to fill with regard to helping their patients obtain proper nutrition. This module will explore the basics of nutrition. We will discuss all the important types of food that should be in a patient’s diet. We will also talk about the type of food that should be avoided. We will learn how to use the USDA’s nutrition guidelines by learning how to plan meals using Choose MyPlate guidelines. We will talk about food preparation and safe food handling. We will also explore what different types of diets mean and what foods should and should not be included in those special diets.