Course Syllabus: HUN1201: Elements of Nutrition
HUN 1201: Elements of Nutrition
Class Title: Elements of Nutrition
Textbook Title: Nutrition and You
Author: Joan Salge Blake
In Elements of Nutrition, students will gain instructions in the scientific principles of nutrition, including the role of specific nutrients, digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Emphasis is on disease prevention, as well as public health nutrition with clinical applications.
At the end of this course, students will be able to: • Identify the forces that influence an individual’s eating pattern • Demonstrate knowledge of the dietary goals and guidelines set for Americans by
listing these guidelines and specifying ways to implements them into the planning of healthful diets
• Identify food myths, fads, and fallacies and why each is incorrect • Demonstrate knowledge of food and nutrition labeling • Classify the essential food nutrients needed according to RDA • Explain how RDA’s are developed and their role in healthful diet planning • Describe the process of digestion, absorption, and metabolism, including identifying
the parts of the digestive system, describing the mechanical and enzymatic activities involved in digestion, and discussing the hormonal regulation of the digestive function
• Demonstrate a comprehension of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins by discussing their structure, classifications, function, and dietary sources and by identifying some of the abnormalities of each nutrient’s digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Identify the relationships between the three energy nutrients and disease
• Demonstrate a comprehension of energy balance and weight control by reviewing the nature, forms, and measurement of energy; and by discussing the causes, hazards, diagnosis and treatment of weight problems
• Demonstrate a comprehension of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins by describing their individual and collective functions, requirements, sources, deficiency disease and symptoms, and potential toxicity
• Demonstrate a comprehension of the essential minerals by describing their functions, requirements, sources, deficiency symptoms, and potential toxicity
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