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Nutrient Metabolism
NUTRIENT METAB
CLASS CODE: HFED 200 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Nutrient oriented study of nutrition facts and principles; metabolic consequences of nutrient intakes; techniques of communicating valid nutrition concepts.
DESCRIPTION: Nutrient oriented study of nutrition facts and principles; metabolic consequences of nutrient intakes; techniques of communicating valid nutrition concepts.
TOPICS: The Basis for a Healthy Diet; Nutrient Needs; The Exchange System; Library Resources; Carbohydrates; Lipids; Protein; Vegetarian Diet; Digestion; Absorption; Metabolism; Energy Balance; Body Composition; Weight Control; Nutrition for Fitness; Eating Disorders; Vitamins; Water and Electrolytes; Minerals; Pregnancy; Breastfeeding; Infancy; Childhood & Adolescence; Adults; Food Safety; Under-Nutrition Throughout the World
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to:
1. Utilize Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000, Food Guide Pyramid and dietary planning principles to teach healthy eating habits.
2. Use on-line electronic resources and library facilities to locate course related materials.
3. Use critical thinking skills to determine the validity of nutritional claims based on the scientific method.
4. Assess the nutritional adequacy of a dietary intake using food-based and nutrient-based approaches.
5. Describe the functions and metabolism of macro-and micronutrients in the body.
6. Demonstrate methods for assessing body weight and composition.
7. Describe nutrition guidelines throughout the lifecycle.
REQUIREMENTS: Six exams and final; Dietary evaluation; Nutrition file; Presentation; Class assignments
PREREQUISITES: HFED 100 and Chem 101 or Consent of Instructor
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001