Human Nutrition –

sci220ca

(3 credits)

This course introduces the basic concepts of food and nutrition to highlight ways that students can integrate good nutrition into their lifestyles. Principles of digestion and absorption, the function of nutrients, lifecycle nutritive needs, disease prevention, diet modifications, and weight management are covered. Practical application of these principles to the students’ lives is emphasized.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Nutrition, a Key to Health

  • Explain the connection between nutrition and health.
  • Propose modifications in personal diet to promote good health.

Nutrient Sources and Significance

  • Recognize how carbohydrates, lipids, protein, and fiber contribute to health or disease.

Energy Balance, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water

  • Relate energy balance to weight management.
  • Describe the sources and functions of vitamins and minerals.
  • Determine how vitamins, minerals, and water promote health.

Fitness and Food Safety

  • Analyze how fitness affects health.
  • Recommend guidelines for achieving and maintaining physical fitness.
  • Identify safety issues in food purchase, storage, and preparation.
  • Determine credible sources of nutritional information.

A Focus on Life Stages

  • Identify nutritional requirements for each stage of life.
  • Describe how nutrition affects growth, development, and learning.
  • Relate poor nutrition and childhood obesity to disease.

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