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NTR 141 Nutrition and Wellness
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Concepts, procedures, and techniques to achieve the optimal diet for health and fitness, principles of basic nutrition, nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle and a scientific investigation into one's own personal health and wellness status. Prerequisite: RDG094.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Define the process of digestion, absorption and metabolism of food and nutrients; types, amounts, food sources and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, fats; the difference between hunger and appetite and nutritional needs through various stages of life: birth, childhood, adolescence, and geriatric.
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify methods of reducing exposure to food borne pathogens and contaminants in an effort to reduce the incidence of food borne illness.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the role, use, and safety of nutritional and herbal supplements.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe the role of proper nutrition in the prevention and/or management of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, and cancer.
5. (Comprehension Level) Summarize effective methods of weight control.
6. (Application Level) Demonstrate the ability to apply current nutrition and physical activity guidelines to an individual.
7. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast food security issues and relate the impact on nutritional status.
8. (Analysis Level) Explain the science of nutrition: attitudes, behaviors, and guidelines (U.S. Dietary Goals, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Choose My Plate, and the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990) and their impact on overall health.
9. (Synthesis Level) Formulate, using the scientific method, a hypothesis regarding an individual's level of wellness.
10. (Synthesis Level) Explain nutrient intake data, biochemical data, physical data, and/or fitness/lifestyle data as it relates to oneself and global nutrition issues.
11. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate an individual's food intake and physical activity, and the interrelationships between food, fitness, and disease based on current guidelines using diet analysis software.
12. (Evaluation Level) Critique baseline data in comparison to the norm and initiate development of an overall wellness plan.
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