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Nutrition and Food Sciences: The Science of Energy Balance

NFS 095 WQ1 (CRN: 15608)

1 Credit Hour

About NFS 095 WQ1

Introductory level special topics courses.


Winter Session Online Course: 12/26/17 - 1/12/18; Open to both CDE and Degree students; This course may or may not fulfill degree requirements for UVM students. Please consult with your Dean's Office if you have any questions about applicability of winter session courses toward graduation requirements; Non NFS and non DNFS majors only

Section Description

This online course is designed as an introduction to the concepts related to energy utilization in nutritional science, and the application of these concepts to our daily lives. Students will learn the components of energy balance (intake and expenditure), the role of macronutrients and micronutrients, the use of nutrition labeling information related to energy balance, and how to apply all of this information to maintain a healthy body weight. Students will also calculate and analyze their personal energy intakes and expenditures over a three day period and create a personal action plan.

Section Expectation

This is an entirely online “Web-based” course. You will have unlimited access to the course Website between December 26, 2017 and January 12, 2018. You are free to work through the lessons and activities at your own pace. However, you will be required to complete seven short (10 questions each) online quizzes after each lesson. You will also be required to complete a personal 3-day dietary record of your entire food intake, and a three day record of your physical activity estimates. You will then be required to analyze your diet using a diet analysis tool and draft a personal action plan. Finally, we are very interested in obtaining feedback on all aspects of the course (usability of the website, clarity of the course content, usefulness of the course activities and videos, etc.). So, you will be required to complete a course evaluation (not graded) at the end of the course.


Grade is based on online quizzes, assignments, and final knowledge assessment.




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