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Human Nutrition

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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 to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Fitness and Food Safety

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

    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 and disease.

    Energy Balance, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water

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

    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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