sci220m | undergraduate
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Nutrition: A Path to Health or Chronic Disease
- Explore the connection between nutrition and health.
- Realize how nutrient intake affects current and future health.
- Determine how to evaluate foods for their nutritional value.
- Examine the processes of digestion and absorption within the human body.
Nutrient Sources and Their Role in Health and Disease
- Determine the functions of sugars, starches, and fibers in the body.
- Identify how refined sugars and naturally occurring sugars differ from each other.
- Determine the types and functions of proteins and lipids in the body.
- Recognize how carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and fiber contribute to health and disease.
The Role of Vitamins, Minerals, and Water for Proper Body Physiology
- Identify the sources and functions of vitamins.
- Determine how vitamins promote health.
- Examine the functions and sources of water and minerals.
- Explore how the intake of minerals and water contribute to health.
Weight, Fitness, and Nutrition
- Recognize the relationship between weight management and obesity.
- Examine the energy and nutritional needs of physically active versus sedentary people.
- Explore the effect of exercise on health.
- Identify considerations for beginning a new fitness routine.
Lifecycle Nutrition and Food Safety
- Recognize how energy and dietary needs evolve throughout a lifespan.
- Identify best food safety practices to avoid food-borne illness.
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