Augustine’s Dietarchy of Needs is a framework for nutritional survival, sustenance, and self-actualization. Modeled after Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, food and nutritional needs are arranged in pyramidal hierarchical order with the fundamental needs that must be met for physiological survival at the base of the pyramid and nutritional self-actualization at the top. In order to ascend the pyramid and achieve self-actualization, individuals must satisfy their Physiological Nutrition Needs, Safety Nutrition Needs, Love and Belonging Nutrition Needs, and Esteem Nutrition Needs. Within each needs level are individual food and nutritional elements that must be satisfied before advancing to the next level. Nutritional needs play a major role in motivating behaviors, achieving nutritional resilience, reaching one’s full potential, and transcendence to one’s highest self. So, join Mary Beth Augustine, MA, RDN, FAND as she teaches you nutritional transcendence and the importance of eating for who you aspire to be!
- Analyze critically the biopsychosocial determinants of health and how they relate to food and nutrition.
- Describe three ways to meet the food and nutrition needs in each needs level to advance to the next level.
- Define nutritional transcendence, nutritional resilience, and nutritional self-actualization.