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

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

$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. 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.

Course Outcomes

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 Text

Prefer the hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook reseller; you will still get the eTextbook for free. The text is provided digitally as part of the course enrollment. Students may find used, new, or rental print copies by searching for the ISBN.

Wardlaw's Contemporary Nutrition

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

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