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NUTR 100 Survey of Nutrition • 5 Cr.

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Description:

A scientific view of human nutrition. Topics include digestion, absorption and nutrient requirements for healthy living, use of food additives, food fads and diets, food safety and world hunger.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the role of scientific research associated with human nutrition.
  • Explain the uses of the various dietary reference intakes (DRI) for human nutrition.
  • Design a healthy diet in context with current scientific evidence and cultural health patterns.
  • Explain the function of carbohydrates, lipids (fats) and proteins with respect to digestion, absorption and elimination in the human body.
  • Describe the function of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in the human adult body.
  • Explain the importance of diet and exercise for human health.
  • Describe effects of culture and diet choices on nutrition and health.
  • Critically evaluate food fads and diets based upon science data that supports claims.
  • Explain eating disorders and their health impacts.
  • Recognize the importance and value of food safety.
  • Recognize local and global hunger, and how they can impact hunger in our world.
  • Conduct and evaluate a current nutritional status self-analysis.

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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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