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Course Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of the Allied Health student and the general education student alike. The major aim of this course is to help the student acquire relevant information about nutrition which they can use professionally and/or personally. The course will cover the practical aspects of normal nutrition, ways to promote sound eating habits throughout the life cycle, and physiological contribution nutrients make to body structure and function. This course is also listed as BIO 11. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for English 1A. ADVISORY: Chemistry 30A and Mathematics 205.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use scientific facts and principles to critically analyze nutrition information and use the information to assess personal diet and the diets of other cultures.
  • Evaluate nutrition information for accuracy and reliability.
  • Analyze and identify the relationship between nutrition and health.
  • Differentiate among food habits and practices related to traditional foods and preparation techniques in selected cultures or religions.
  • Analyze nutritional problems of selected cultures and create a nutritionally balanced menu.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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