NUTR& 101 Nutrition • 5 Cr.
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues. Prerequisite: BIOL& 160 or CHEM& 121, or concurrent enrollment in BIOL& 160. Previously NUTR 130. Either NUTR 130 or NUTR& 101 may be taken for credit, but not both.
Previously NUTR 130 Nutrition & The Human Body.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Discuss how our tastes, body’s adaptations for nutrient storage, stress response, and physical activity are related to our biological heritage.
- Identify how family, culture and social heritage inform our eating behaviors.
- Describe the structure and function of the digestive, circulatory and excretory systems.
- Explain ways to treat and prevent common digestive problems.
- Identify the major food groups of the USDA and alternative food pyramids.
- Accurately interpret food label information.
- Describe how to make good food choices for health and fitness.
- Explain the structure of and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids in the body.
- List the benefits of complex carbohydrates and fiber in the diet.
- List good food sources of and roles in metabolism for the different vitamins and minerals.
- Describe the role of diet in metabolism and maintaining health and fitness.
- Describe relationships between culture, body image and dietary habits for health and fitness.
- Explain the nutritional changes from pre-conception to the elderly in the human life cycle.
- Explain public safety and environmental concerns about food issues.
- Do something to help the hungry in our local area.