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Objectives

  • By the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the components of a healthy diet, and critically evaluate the quality of their own diet.
    • Identify the major functions and good sources of each macronutrient (carbohydrate, protein, lipids) and micronutrient (vitamins and minerals).
    • Explain the role of diet in maintaining health and preventing chronic disease.
    • Summarize the nutrients of concern during human growth and development, and throughout the aging process.
    • Assess the quality of nutrition information presented in the media.

 

WEEK

TOPIC

ASSIGNMENT

1

Nutrition Overview

Chapter 1

2

Planning a Healthy Diet

Chapter 2

3

Digestion, Absorption, and Transport

Chapter 3

4

Carbohydrates

Chapter 4

5

Lipids

Chapter 5

6

Proteins

Chapter 6

7

Energy Metabolism and

Alcohol

Chapter 7

8

Energy Balance and

Weight Management

Chapters 8, 9

9

Vitamins

Chapters 10, 11

10

Minerals and Water

Chapters 12, 13

11

Nutrition and Physical Activity (for Fitness & Sports)

Chapter 14

12

Lifecycle Nutrition, Part I: Pregnancy and Lactation

Chapter 15

13

Lifecycle in Nutrition, Part II: Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 16

14

Lifecycle Nutrition, Part III: Adulthood and the Later Years (Aging)

Chapter 17

15 Nutrition and Disease (Diet and Health) Chapter 18
16 Consumer Concerns about Food and Water Safety Chapter 19

 

Textbook and Software:

Required text -

Understanding Nutrition (Wadsworth Cengage, 13th edition, 2013), by Eleanor Noss Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes, ISBN 9781133587521 (hard cover) or ISBN 9781133606789 (loose leaf) are the recently updated versions of this text. 

The 12th edition of this text, ISBN 9780538734653 or ISBN 9780538494120, is also acceptable, but it may or may not come with a laminated insert containing the updated “2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.”

Required software -Diet Analysis Plus (Wadsworth Cengage, version 10.0 or higher) will be used for analyzing your 3-day diet record. The program is only available in an online version, and requires an access code number. You may purchase either the 2-semester instant access code (ISBN 9780538495097) or printed access card (ISBN 9780538495080).  Earlier versions of this software are unacceptable for this course. 

(The text and software are available for purchase directly from the publisher at www.cengagebrain.com, as well as other sites).

Optional text (recommended, but not required) -

Contemporary Nutrition (McGraw-Hill, 9th edition, 2012), by Gordon M. Wardlaw and Anne M. Smith, ISBN 9780073402543.