Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 19, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUTR& 101 Nutrition

5 credits
This course studies the concepts of nutrition and biochemistry. It also addresses nutrition of different life cycles and diet planning as significant factors of health and wellness.

Prerequisites: ABED 046 , or ABED 053 , or equivalent placement scores.

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be:

  • Recognize the different macronutrients and micronutrients in terms of food sources, functions, requirement & recommendations, and deficiency & toxicity symptoms
  • Examine the anatomy and physiology of all systems involved in digestion including endocrine, urinary, digestive, etc.
  • Investigate current nutrition issues and popular diets
  • Analyze specific foods and/or diets using available computer software as well as correctly interpret the results
  • Predict the changes in nutrition needs during different life cycles, (i.e. pregnancy, infancy, adolescence, etc.)
  • Describe common eating disorders
  • Discuss the issues related to food safety and regulation and be familiar the impact that federal and state/local agencies have on our food supply
  • Assemble the vital components of a healthy diet by understanding the physiological impact macro and micro molecules have in the body and how this relates to health