HEAL-101 Nutrition Basics for the Consumer
Credits 2 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0.
Nutrition Basics for the Consumer is designed to give students the opportunity to demostrate practical knowledge of nutrition pricnciples and understand how nutrition can positively and/or negatively affect health. Students will actively participate in required reading, class discussion, and apply theoretical knowledge and best practices to develop personalized nutrition plans to meet health goals.
* This course does not meet the requirement for the nursing curriculum.
1. Recall the general guidelines to healthy eating and how the Daily Reference Index helps establish these recommendations 2. Identify macronutrients and micronutrients and how they fuel the body and provide our body to perform functions 3. Analyze and describe how human energy is measured, how it is stored in the body and the types of energy systems 4. Define metabolism as it relates specifically to Basal Metabolic Rate and Resting Metabolic Rate 5. Describe the function, classifications and examples of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Recall how they are metabolized and evaluate their health impact 6. Comprehend the role and function of hydration, vitamin and minerals in our diet. Relate their importance for health and how to meet hydration needs and goals 7. Demonstrate the ability to interpret food labels, ingredient lists and label health claims as a nutrition consumer 8. Analyze how body weight and composition impacts our health. Identify weight gain or weight loss strategies through proper nutrition and exercise.