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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:

  • Explain how family, culture, and social heritage inform our eating behaviors and food choices.
  • Describe the structure and function of the digestive, circulatory, and excretory systems in relationship to the digestion, absorption, transport and metabolism of nutrients.
  • Identify the structures of the macronutrients—(carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and water) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and define their functions in maintaining health.
  • Accurately interpret food label information.
  • Assess the relationship between diet and exercise and the development or prevention of nutrition-related diseases.
  • Describe the changes in nutritional requirements for the various life stages from pre-conception to the elderly.
  • Discuss food safety concerns and assess environmental and public health impacts of industrialized food production practices.
  • Use a diet analysis to demonstrate knowledge of nutritional recommendations (e.g. DRI) and to identify areas of divergence.

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