NN 101 - Introduction to Nutrition
Introduces the student to basic scientific principles and human physiology through exploration of the field of nutrition science. This course also presents the problems of world hunger and studies the impact that modern civilization has on agriculture and food supply. (NN 101 is not intended for students who require a nutrition course in the pursuit of a degree in Nursing or who require a nutrition course taught at the clinical level. The more appropriate course then would be NN 202.)
Assignments: 5 Units
Interactivity: Discussion Board
Final Assessment: Online Final Exam
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Discuss the factors that influence food choices.
- Discuss the research process and explain why scientific research is the source of valid nutrition information.
- List the energy-producing nutrients and describe the functions of each in the body.
- Describe the roles of vitamins, minerals, and water in the body, and list significant food sources of each.
- Describe the influence of diet and exercise on body composition, obesity, and degenerative disease.
- Discuss the importance of optimum nutrition for wellness at different stages of the life cycle.
- List hazards to a safe food supply, and discuss methods to prevent food-borne illnesses.
- Describe how poverty, overpopulation, and environmental degradation contribute to world hunger and the diminution of an adequate and safe worldwide food supply.
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