Introduction to Nutrition

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Course Number: NUTRI101
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This course explores:


  • The types of nutrients you need
  • How your body uses nutrients
  • How nutrition affects your health
  • How your nutrient needs change at different stages of your life

This course also explores how psychology, society, and your own values and beliefs affect what and how you eat.

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  • 12/10/14 by ajrivera1991
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  • 10/16/14 by evans_t4
    Overall a very informative course on basic health and nutrition. Provides a very solid base for anyone interested in pursuing health further, or just for anyone looking to increase their knowledge on nutrition in general.
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  • 10/16/14 by evans_t4
    Overall a very informative course on basic health and nutrition. Provides a very solid base for anyone interested in pursuing health further, or just for anyone looking to increase their knowledge on nutrition in general.
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  • 10/12/14 by ajrivera1991
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  • 10/1/14 by mhayneshome
    Easy to work through. Good information for a life of good nutrition.
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  • 9/29/14 by harrison.w54
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  • 9/13/14 by harrison.w54
    This course was very informative. The information contained will help all who take this course.
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  • 9/13/14 by harrison.w54
    This course was very informative. The information contained will help all who take this course.
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  • 9/8/14 by n2010mccray
    it is imperative that you pay attention to the lesson overviews. The homeworks do not adequately prepare you for the tests. Also yyou must read and fully understand each chapter before taking the graded quizzes or you will fail.
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  • 9/8/14 by vmgslg1
    This course provided a good basic overview of the principles of nutrition and its role in both anatomical and physiological functions. The information provided both a broad look at healthy lifestyles and a more in-depth study of individual nutrients. If you already have a fairly thorough understanding of principles of healthy living, the most helpful aspects of this course may include a deeper understanding of individual nutrients and their effects as well as specific nutritional needs for various life stages.
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  • 9/7/14 by hrollwitz
    Straight foward and to the point.
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  • 9/6/14 by nicole.v
    great
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  • 8/29/14 by a.hughes0023
    It was a simple course
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  • 8/29/14 by a.hughes0023
    It was a simple course
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  • 8/22/14 by lukeandjacksmo
    Basic nutrition information.
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  • 8/22/14 by lukeandjacksmo
    Basic nutrition information.
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  • 8/18/14 by mom2katandleo
    very informational
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  • 8/18/14 by mom2katandleo
    very informational
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  • 8/9/14 by n2010mccray
    it is imperative that you pay attention to the lesson overviews. The homeworks do not adequately prepare you for the tests. Also yyou must read and fully understand each chapter before taking the graded quizzes or you will fail.
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  • 8/9/14 by vmgslg1
    This course provided a good basic overview of the principles of nutrition and its role in both anatomical and physiological functions. The information provided both a broad look at healthy lifestyles and a more in-depth study of individual nutrients. If you already have a fairly thorough understanding of principles of healthy living, the most helpful aspects of this course may include a deeper understanding of individual nutrients and their effects as well as specific nutritional needs for various life stages.
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  • 8/1/14 by jessica.soto13
    Loved how easy it was to access and maintain with my busy schedule
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  • 7/26/14 by stacylynna
    This course was easy to complete without any help. The pace was easy because of being able to read one chapter and then immediately test on that material.
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  • 7/26/14 by stacylynna
    This course was easy to complete without any help. The pace was easy because of being able to read one chapter and then immediately test on that material.
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  • 7/9/14 by hrollwitz
    Straight foward and to the point.
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  • 6/27/14 by shack9
    This course was quite interesting, easy to learn and reasonably well presented. I felt as though the lessons alone didn't prepare me adequately enough and the use of the recommended text was essential
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  • 6/27/14 by shack9
    This course was quite interesting, easy to learn and reasonably well presented. I felt as though the lessons alone didn't prepare me adequately enough and the use of the recommended text was essential
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  • 6/21/14 by joby.w
    Excellent course! Anyone who eats needs to take this course!
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  • 6/21/14 by joby.w
    Excellent course! Anyone who eats needs to take this course!
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  • 6/20/14 by l_heugh
    Great!
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    Great!
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  • 6/15/14 by dscalisce317
    It was ok
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  • 6/15/14 by dscalisce317
    It was ok
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  • 6/9/14 by nicole.v
    great
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  • 1/10/14 by mhayneshome
    Easy to work through. Good information for a life of good nutrition.
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  • 1/8/14 by jessica.soto13
    Loved how easy it was to access and maintain with my busy schedule
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  • 9/29/13 by Jtfaipler
    This course was a very solid nutrition course. I have taken a nutrition course before so much of the material was review but a good course
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  • 9/26/13 by nsfedele
    Easy to understand material, and tests covered textbook material appropriately.
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  • 9/25/13 by jbjmb
    The course was quite difficult. The questions were re-worded, and therefore the questions was not easy to answer. There was not enough time allowed to take each quiz and the midterm exam. Even though the course was not easy, It was a wealth of good information.
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  • 9/21/13 by mlhunter03
    I enjoyed this course and learned a lot of useful information.
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  • 9/20/13 by carora
    It provided me with the lifestyle changes needs to live a healthy and happy life.
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  • 9/20/13 by nsuraton
    the course was informative and I learned a lot about proper nutrition and how to balance mt meals.
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  • 9/19/13 by momtandy6
    it was really informative and easy to learn
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  • 8/20/13 by brynaes
    This course mapped out the way a person's daily nutritional intake affects daily living. The course also went into detail explaining how each body system uses nutrients to function. Another integral part of the course was how each vitamin and mineral is essential to every human whether in the womb or living life as an adult.
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  • 8/15/13 by jsbryant10
    This course will be no problem if you just take your time and READ THE BOOK! The video tutorials provided in the lesson has nothing to do with anything on the test, so don't waste your time with those.
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  • 8/14/13 by 509bondie
    The class is just basic nutrition. Take what you will out of the course cause everyone has different opinions about nutrition
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  • 8/11/13 by petermanfra
    Loved the course. It was very challenging especially with the type of schedule and new born I have in my personal life. But with StraighterLine I was able to put this on hold for a week while I was getting situated with a new work schedule and waking up every 4 hours to feed a baby. It was very difficult to find time to study and read. StraighterLine made it very convenient to work around my schedule and to complete the class.
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  • 8/5/13 by martyajohnson
    good class
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  • 8/5/13 by sebraun13
    This course was broken up well and the book is really what helped me stay on track and be prepared for exams and such.
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  • 8/2/13 by colleen.hile
    I enjoyed the course and learned a lot. However, I did not feel the lessons were indicative of what would appear on the exams. I think you could do quite well in the course by just reading the book and taking the exams. Also, I thought the total points for the course were grossly unbalanced. The final alone was 500 points, 50% of the the course grade, and was completed in 2 hours. The other 500 points came from 15 chapter tests and a midterm, and took me 2 weeks to complete. Each question on the final was worth 10 points alone, while each chapter test was only worth 25. This imbalance of point distribution made the class needlessly stressful. Also, whenever I got a question incorrect on a test, the correct answer was never shown. This was extremely frustrating. How could I work on the skills where I was clearly lacking if I did not know what I had done wrong? Also, some of the review activities have strange errors, such as the answer being transi fats instead of trans fats during the review activities, because in the lesson trans is in italics and thus prompted in programming by a letter i following the word to be italicized.
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  • 7/31/13 by rijohnson1982
    test are too hard
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  • 7/31/13 by mlhunter03
    Intro to Nutrition was a fun course to learn about. It taught me a lot about the different aspects of nutrition and will come in handy throughout life when thinking about food and planning meals.
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  • 7/29/13 by rj.brown.21
    Excellent course. Easy as long as you do the work.
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  • 7/25/13 by melissadelmauro
    I found the powerpoint presentations accessible and informative and the quizzes within them were based on the material presented. However, the graded quizzes were nothing like the preparatory quizzes and you needed to comb through the textbook to find the answer. One graded quiz asked a question based on a graph that was in the side-margin of the text without specifically instructing the student to reference that page/graph. It was only by chance as I was flipping through the text (after fully reading the material) did I happen to notice a graph about milk consumption in the US. Furthermore, I had issue with some of the test questions. I cannot reference a specific case because I can't access the past quizzes, but there was more than one occasion where the answer was written in black and white in the text and then the question was marked wrong, which was excessively frustrating. Overall, it was a relatively painless way to receive credit for a course, but if you can address the outlined frustrations, I am sure students would have a more favorable experience.
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  • 7/25/13 by naomikubi
    It was a very intriguing course.
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  • 7/24/13 by kristinleigh32
    This course was a great introduction course on Nutrition. It was easy to complete. There is a lot of reading that is required for this course in order to pass the quizzes and the tests.
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  • 7/23/13 by Franwilliams216
    It was nice to get the work done on my own schedule. There is no rush to get work done before deadlines.
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  • 7/13/13 by tbwyo
    This was a great self paced course. The information covered was easy to understand and the book that was used made that information very straight forward and accessable.
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  • 7/12/13 by donovanjlopez
    Great.
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  • 7/11/13 by audreysmeal
    I learned a lot of useful information.
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  • 5/29/13 by leora16
    really manageable information, basic memorization.
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  • 10/26/12 by schrammk
    Good book. Nutrition is always interesting information.
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  • 9/29/12 by banna12
    I enjoyed reading the textbook.
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  • 6/22/12 by MLeGrand118
    I liked finishing the course.
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  • 4/28/12 by bsbalderman
    I liked that I could go at my own pace. This enabled me to complete the course faster.
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  • 4/27/12 by jh055
    I liked that I could go at own pace.
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  • 4/25/12 by carmentarbox
    I liked that I could progress at my own pace. I had a limited time to finish and I worked when I had the time. I thought the text book was excellent.
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  • 3/10/12 by chicken162003
    I liked that it was straightforward, everything was laid out at the beginning: the contents of each exam, the grading scale. There were no surprises.
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    I liked that its self paced and clear!
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  • 2/12/12 by allison.bradshaw
    I liked that you can work at your own pace.
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  • 12/30/11 by deweerdtshelley
    I liked the condensed lesson presentations: clear and usually helpful, though wish they had more.
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  • 12/28/11 by birdsong23452001
    I liked the content--interesting and informative
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  • 10/27/11 by sweetypie159357
    I liked the graded system. It was perfect.
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  • 10/23/11 by daniels.paola
    I liked the homework assignments because they prepped me for the quizzes.
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    I liked the organization of the course.
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    I liked the review
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    I liked the review exercises
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    I liked the set-up of the lesson presentations and the review questions along the way.
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    I liked the short quizzes covering each topic.
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    I liked the study aids from the computer such as the matching, puzzles, homework and race the clock.
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    I loved the quizzes...they really helped me zone in on what was important. I took each quiz at least three times!
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  • 3/31/11 by holly0423bowman
    I wanted to say, I never utilized the Smart thinking tutors for this course, and that is why I gave a 3 in that aspect.
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  • 3/25/11 by aniesha27
    I was able to understand more about the nutritional value of what I eat.
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  • 2/19/11 by April B.
    It was very straight forward.
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  • 2/6/11 by ktgroden
    nutrition is naturally an applicable subject
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  • 11/29/10 by thackney2
    The extra assignments to help me prepare for the quizzes were very helpful.
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  • 11/13/10 by tiatia s
    The lesson presentations were what helped me the most. I needed that feeling of having an actual teacher speaking to me.
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  • 10/14/10 by mthomas59602
    The review activities were helpful and fun!!!
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  • 9/25/10 by cbflinders
    The topics were interesting and even with many years of experience in nutrition I still learned some interesting new material.
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  • 9/18/10 by usertigger3517
    The work at your own pace made this attractive and the price was right
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  • 9/15/10 by shannonwarner97
    This by far was the best online course I've taken. The material in the book was so good to know, and learn, and the course quizes and exams really tested my knowledge. I feel like I have learned concepts for life.
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  • 9/14/10 by mcborg
    This course is not only relative to my career, but also relative to me personally and I will encourage my family to read my book as well. Yeah, like that will happen!
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    Very informative course. It is also very applicable towards life.
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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of essential nutrients and evaluate the use of scientific research to determine nutrient needs.
  • Examine the various factors that make a healthy diet and design menus using MyPyramid and Dietary Guidelines.
  • Delineate the relationship between nutrition and the functions of each system of the human body.
  • Outline the functions of proteins and discuss the effects of deficiency and excess intake.
  • Evaluate the nutritional role and deficiency symptoms for each vitamin.
  • Assess the importance of water and minerals to the human body.
  • Evaluate the nutrient needs of adults and older adults.
  • Describe problems associated with obesity and discuss how it can be treated.
  • Discuss healthy ways to buy, prepare, cook, and preserve food.
  • Outline the causes and effects of a few eating disorders and discuss the possible modes of treatment.
  • Outline the health concerns related to carbohydrate intake.
  • Assess the health concerns related to lipid intake.
  • Suggest dietary recommendations for normal growth and development for infants, preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers.
  • Recommend a food plan to be followed during pregnancy and lactation.
Topic Lesson Topic Subtopics Objectives
1

Nutrition and You

  • Classes and Sources of Nutrients
  • The Need to Eat
  • Scientific Research to Determine Nutrient Needs
  • Nutrition and Changing Lifestyle
  • Describe the characteristics of essential nutrients and classify the sources of nutrients.
  • Explain the factors that influence the desire to eat.
  • Evaluate the use of scientific research to determine nutrient needs.
  • Appraise the impact of a changing lifestyle on the North American diet and discuss how the problem of undernutrition in North America can be resolved.
  • 2

    Designing a Healthy Diet

    • Healthy Diet
    • Nutrition Assessment
    • Diet Plans
    • Food Labels
    • Explain the various factors that contribute to a healthy diet.
    • Summarize the ABCDEs of nutritional assessment.
    • Evaluate MyPyramid and Dietary Guidelines as diet planning tools and design a menu using MyPyramid and Dietary Guidelines.
    • Analyze the nutrition facts on food labels.
    3

    Human Physiology

    • Cell Biology
    • Physiological Systems
    • The Digestive Process
    • Common Problems with the Digestive System
  • Trace the contribution of the constituents of food to the normal functioning of cellular components.
  • Delineate the relationship between nutrition and the functions of each system of the human body.
  • Explore the relationship between nutrition and the functions of each part of the digestive system.
  • List the common problems with the digestive system and evaluate the possible modes of treatment.
  • 4 Carbohydrates
  • Types of Carbohydrates
  • Carbohydrates in Foods
  • Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates
  • Health Concerns Related to Carbohydrate Intake
  • Describe the structure of various types of carbohydrates.
  • Compare and contrast the different types of carbohydrates in food sources, sugar alcohols, and alternative sweeteners.
  • Explain how carbohydrates are digested by the body and assess its nutritional role.
  • Outline the health concerns related to carbohydrate intake.
  • 5 Lipids
  • Types of Lipids
  • Lipids in Foods
  • Digestion and Absorption of Lipids
  • Health Concerns Related to Lipid Intake
    • Identify and describe each group of lipids.
    • Compare and contrast the different groups of lipids in food sources.
    • Explain the process of digestion and absorption of lipids and summarize its nutritional role in the body.
    • Assess the health concerns related to lipid intake.
    6 Proteins
  • The Building Blocks of Proteins: Amino Acids
  • Proteins in Foods
  • Digestion and Absorption of Proteins
  • Functions of Proteins


  • Trace the formation of proteins from amino acids.
  • Explain the various plant and animal sources of proteins.
  • Explain the process of digestion and absorption of proteins in the body.
  • Outline the functions of proteins and discuss the effects of deficiency and excess intake.
  • 7 Fitness and Weight Control
  • Energy Balance
  • Weight Estimation
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Treatment of Obesity
  • Popular Diets

  • Describe the concept of energy balance and explain how the amount of energy used by the body is measured.
  • Evaluate the various ways to estimate healthy weight and obesity.
  • Outline the relationship between nutrition and fitness.
  • Describe problems associated with obesity and discuss how it can be treated.
  • Evaluate the consequences of some popular diets.
  • 8 Vitamins
  • Classification of Vitamins
  • Digestion of Vitamins
  • Functions of Vitamins
  • Vitamin Supplements
  • Identify food sources of fat-soluble and water soluble vitamins.
  • Explain the process of digestion and absorption of vitamins in the body.
  • Evaluate the nutritional role and deficiency symptoms for each vitamin.
  • Evaluate the use of vitamin supplements.
  • 9

    Water and Minerals

  • Water and Minerals
  • Functions of Water
  • Classification of Minerals
  • Functions of Minerals
  • Mineral Deficiency and Excess
  • State the functions of water in the body.
  • Classify minerals into major and trace and identify food sources of major and trace minerals.
  • Describe the nutritional role of minerals in the body.
  • Identify and explain problems associated with deficient and excess intake of minerals and recommend appropriate treatment.
  • 10 Sports Nutrition
    • Energy Sources
    • Dietary Advice for Athletic Performance
    • Dietary Advice for Endurance Performance
    • Fitness Program
  • Explain how the different constituents of food help produce energy for physical activity.
  • Assess the dietary requirements for athletes.
  • Evaluate the need for a specialized diet before, during, and after endurance exercise.
  • Design a fitness program.
  • 11

    Eating Disorders

  • Healthy Attitudes Towards Food
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Some More Eating Disorders

  • Summarize the importance of cultivating healthy attitudes towards food.
  • Outline the causes and effects of anorexia nervosa and discuss the possible modes of treatment.
  • Evaluate the causes and effects of bulimia nervosa and discuss the possible modes of treatment.
  • Create a tabular representation of the causes and effects of eating disorders such as binge eating and the female athletic triad.
  • 12 Food Safety
  • Prevention of Foodborne Illness
  • Treatment of Foodborne Illness
  • Food Additives and Pesticides
  • Environmental Contaminants
  • Discuss healthy ways to buy, prepare, cook, and preserve food.
  • List some of the common microorganisms that contaminate food and discuss the symptoms and possible treatments of foodborne illness.
  • Assess the need for chemical additives and pesticides and evaluate their impact on health.
  • List the sources of environmental contamination in food and discuss how their toxic effects can be prevented.
  • 13 Nutrition in Pregnancy
  • Diet During Pregnancy
  • Common Problems in Pregnancy
  • The Process of Lactation
  • Advantages of Breastfeeding
  • Correlate the physiological changes that occur in a pregnant woman with the consequent changes in dietary requirements.
  • Recommend dietary plans to tackle common problems associated with pregnancy.
  • Describe the physiological process of breastfeeding and recommend a food plan for a breastfeeding mother.
  • Outline the advantages of breastfeeding and explain the nutritious qualities of human milk.
  • 14 Nutrition from Infancy
  • Nutritional Needs of Infants
  • Nutritional Needs of Preschoolers and School-Age Children
  • Nutritional Needs of Teenagers
  • Evaluate the nutritional needs of infants and suggest dietary recommendations for normal growth and development.
  • Assess the nutritional needs of preschoolers and school-age children and suggest dietary recommendations for normal growth and development.
  • Correlate the nutritional needs and concerns of a teenager with strategies to overcome nutritional problems.
  • 15 Nutrition in Adulthood
    • Nutrition Needs of Young and Middle-Aged Adults
    • Nutrition Needs of Older Adults
    • Summarize the dietary requirements of young and middle aged adults and analyze the nutrition related problems of adulthood.
    • Discuss the nutritional implications of old age and evaluate the nutrient needs of old age.
    6 Course Review
    • Review
    • Review of the course topics

    There are no prerequisites to take Introduction to Nutrition.

    Required Textbook: This course has assigned reading.

    Title: Contemporary Nutrition eTextbook

    ISBN: 9780077800185

    Our Price: $79.70

    Assigned reading material as part of taking this online course.
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    Contemporary Nutrition is designed for students with little or no background in college-level biology, chemistry or physiology. It provides the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. With a friendly writing style, the authors act as the student's personal guide to dispelling common misconceptions and to gaining a solid foundation for making informed nutrition choices.

    Contemporary Nutrition emphasizes that a population consists of individuals with varying genetic and cultural backgrounds, and these individuals will have varying responses to diet. The knowledge gained from this text will allow students to personalize nutrition information and make smart choices.

    Wardlaw, Gordon M. and Anne M. Smith. Contemporary Nutrition, Updated Eighth Edition, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9780077354817

    StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.

    If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.

    There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

    Topic Assessment Points Available
    1
    Topic 1 Quiz
    40
    2
    Topic 2 Quiz 40
    3
    Topic 3 Quiz 40
    4
    Topic 4 Quiz 40
    5
    Topic 5 Quiz 40
    6
    Topic 6 Quiz 40
    7 Topic 7 Quiz 40
    8 Topic 8 Quiz 40
    8 Graded Midterm Exam 150
    9 Topic 9 Quiz 40
    10 Topic 10 Quiz 40
    11 Topic 11 Quiz 40
    12 Topic 12 Quiz 40
    13 Topic 13 Quiz 40
    14 Topic 14 Quiz 40
    15 Topic 15 Quiz 40
    16 Graded Final Exam
    250
    Total
    1000

    You are required to take an online proctored final exam in order to be eligible for transfer credit. You can take your proctored final exam at home or anywhere you have access to a webcam with a microphone and a reliable, high-speed internet connection. For additional questions, please refer to the FAQ on Online Proctoring or contact your student advisors at 877-787-8375.

    This course explores:


    • The types of nutrients you need
    • How your body uses nutrients
    • How nutrition affects your health
    • How your nutrient needs change at different stages of your life

    This course also explores how psychology, society, and your own values and beliefs affect what and how you eat.

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