The study of standard guidelines to select foods that maximize human health and the functions of the essential nutrients needed to sustain human life. Prerequisites: High school chemistry and biology.
Dates: May 20 - June 28, 2019
The goal of NFS 43 is to develop a basic understanding of the science of nutrition. My aim is for you to develop an ability to discern between the truth and fiction about nutrition, to ask insightful questions and to find the answers. My expectation is that you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve a nutritionally healthy lifestyle.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 1. Discuss and identify the functions of the essential nutrients needed to sustain human life. 2. Use the standard guidelines to select foods that help maximize people’s health and fitness. 3. Assess and synthesize your personal nutrition needs via completion of a comprehensive dietary assessment.
The gradable course components include: online course discussion, weekly knowledge checks, reading reflection, three exams and a final dietary assessment project.
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