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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.

DESCRIPTION: Nutrient oriented study of nutrition facts and principles; metabolic consequences of nutrient intakes; techniques of communicating valid nutrition concepts.
TAUGHT: Winter only
CONTENT AND 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; Vitamins; Water and Electrolytes; Minerals
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Use information technologies to identify appropriate current nutrition research and knowledge.
2. Assess the nutritional adequacy of a dietary intake using ADA exchanges and computer dietary analysis.
3. Describe the macro- and micro- nutrients, their functions in the body, their deficiencies, toxicities and concerns.
4. Describe the role of food in promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
REQUIREMENTS: Exams; 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