Introduction to Nutrition

This course discusses the characteristics of essential nutrients and evaluates the use of scientific research to determine nutrient needs while examining the various factors that make a healthy diet.

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Introduction to Nutrition

$79

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3 Credits

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eTextbooks

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$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

Introduction to Nutrition

$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

About This Course

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ACE Approved 2023

Our Introduction to Nutrition course explores the types of nutrients our bodies need, how the body uses nutrients, and how nutrition affects our overall health.

What You'll Learn

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 MyPlate 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.

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Course Details

NUTR101

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Introduction to Nutrition

During this online nutrition class, you will also learn how your nutrient needs change at different stages of life, in addition to exploring how psychology, society, and our values and beliefs affect what and how we eat.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take Introduction to Nutrition.

Topic Subtopics
Nutrition and You
  • Classes and Sources of Nutrients
  • The Need to Eat
  • Scientific Research to Determine Nutrient Needs
  • Nutrition and Changing Lifestyle
Designing a Healthy Diet
  • Healthy Diet
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Diet Plans
  • Food Labels
Human Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiological Systems
  • The Digestive Process
  • Common Problems with the Digestive System
Carbohydrates
  • Types of Carbohydrates
  • Carbohydrates in Foods
  • Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates
  • Health Concerns Related to Carbohydrate Intake
Lipids
  • Types of Lipids
  • Lipids in Foods
  • Digestion and Absorption of Lipids
  • Health Concerns Related to Lipid Intake
Proteins
  • The Building Blocks of Proteins: Amino Acids
  • Proteins in Foods
  • Digestion and Absorption of Proteins
  • Functions of Proteins
Fitness and Weight Control
  • Energy Balance
  • Weight Estimation
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Treatment of Obesity
  • Popular Diets
Vitamins
  • Classification of Vitamins
  • Digestion of Vitamins
  • Functions of Vitamins
  • Vitamin Supplements
Water and Minerals
  • Water and Minerals
  • Functions of Water
  • Classification of Minerals
  • Functions of Minerals
  • Mineral Deficiency and Excess
Sports Nutrition
  • Energy Sources
  • Dietary Advice for Athletic Performance
  • Dietary Advice for Endurance Performance
  • Fitness Program
Eating Disorders
  • Healthy Attitudes Towards Food
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Some More Eating Disorders
Food Safety
  • Prevention of Foodborne Illness
  • Treatment of Foodborne Illness
  • Food Additives and Pesticides
  • Environmental Contaminants
Global Nutrition
  • Food insecurity, nutrition security, hunger, and malnutrition
  • Global nutrition
Nutrition in Pregnancy
  • Diet During Pregnancy
  • Common Problems in Pregnancy
  • The Process of Lactation
  • Advantages of Breastfeeding
Nutrition from Infancy
  • Nutritional Needs of Infants
  • Nutritional Needs of Preschoolers and School-Age Children
  • Nutritional Needs of Teenagers
Nutrition in Adulthood
  • Nutrition Needs of Young and MiddleAged Adults
  • Nutrition Needs of Older Adults

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

Assignments for this course include:

  • 4 Graded Exams
  • 1 Graded Midterm Exam
  • 1 Graded Final Exam


The required eTextbook for this course is included with your course purchase at no additional cost.


Smith, Anne, et al. Wardlaw's Contemporary Nutrition. 12th ed., Mcgraw-Hill Education, 2022.


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