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Physiological, psychological and practical aspects of obtaining a healthy diet. Relationship of nutrients to health and well being. Evaluation of current nutritional issues and controversies.
English Writing 100B and Reading 91 or 100 or English as a Second Language 24 or 72 and Mathematics 200 are advised. It is expected that you can do simple math problems, including those that use percentages and ratios.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Evaluate a meal plan or a diet for meeting the criteria of a “Healthy Diet”
2. Evaluate nutrition claims about a dietary supplement, food, or diet for accuracy and health-enhancing potential.
Required Text/Diet Software
Discovering Nutrition, 4th edition, Insel, Ross, McMahon, and Bernstein, Jones & Bartlett Learning.
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3. Pop-quizzes may be given throughout the course. Points will be added to the course total accordingly.
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