Feb 04, 2023
NUTR& 101 - Nutrition
Overview of current understanding of nutrition science, including chemical composition of foods and nutrients; digestion, absorption, and metabolism; food safety including additives, contaminants, and microbes; diet/lifestyle; and their relationships to human health and disease. Focus on common sense dietary approaches, such as whole foods. Meets pre-nursing and dental hygiene requirements.
Prerequisite Placement in both ENGL& 101 and MATH 087.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Define, describe, and differentiate between each of the nutrient classes (including their subclasses) plus other beneficial but nonnutritive components of foods, especially phytochemicals and antioxidants.
- Explain the relationships between diet and health, including the effects on health of malnutrition and over-nutrition, whole foods, processed foods, vitamin/mineral/antioxidant/herbal supplementation, and relative intake of the macronutrients and their subcategories.
- Evaluate foods to predict their healthfulness based on food labels (if processed), cooking and preservation method, additives used, and potential for contaminant load; determine whether a food is whole or processed.
- Evaluate nutrition claims in the media and marketing for scientific validity.
- Explain the relationships between diet, exercise, weight, and health; understand the costs and benefits of various weight treatment options.
- Describe and explain nutritional concerns of specific life stages.
- Explain the functions and potential costs of common food additives.
- Describe and explain the impact of food, the food industry, and agriculture on global health and sustainability; apply consumer choices that minimize personal negative impact.
- Communicate effectively using language and understanding of nutrition science.
- Correctly and appropriately collect, analyze, and interpret data.
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