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Master in Nutrition Course

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Course Objectives:

  • To describe human nutrient and energy needs throughout the life span and in physical training
  • To translate human nutrient and energy needs into daily food selection utilizing appropriate standards and guidelines;
  • To explain the significance of food practices to nutrition and disease prevention
  • To effectively evaluate meal plans for nutritional adequacy, nutrient density, balance, variety, and calorie control
  • To evaluate and effectively communicate accurate nutrition information
    to target audiences

Course Content

MODULE 1: Food choices and human health
Nourishment over a lifetime Nutrition and the human body The science of nutrition Cultural aspects of food and diet Choosing foods

MODULE 2: Nutrition standards and guidelines
Nutrient recommendations and dietary guideline The food label Draft Lesson

MODULE 3: The remarkable body
Digestion Body systems

MODULE 4: The carbohydrates
Simple sugars Complex carbohydrates: starch, fiber, glycogen Replacing sugar in the diet Counting carbohydrates

MODULE 5: The lipids
Saturated fats Unsaturated fats Phospholipids Cholesterol (sterols) Fat replacers Cardiovascular

Proteins in the diet (quality and determining needs) Proteins in the body (how the body uses proteins) Vegetarianism and other health benefits of dietary proteins

MODULE 7: Energy and healthy body weight
Metabolism Body weight and composition Weight management Eating disorders

MODULE 8: Nutrients and physical activity
Being fit and nutrient use Recommendations Sports

MODULE 9: The vitamins
Water-soluble vitamins Fat-soluble vitamins Supplements

MODULE 10: The minerals and water
Water Major minerals (sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium) Trace minerals (iron, zinc, fluoride, iodide, selenium)

MODULE 11: Diet and health
Diabetes Cardiovascular health Cancers

MODULE 12. Food safety and food technology
Microbial contamination Environmental concerns Food processing Food additives

MODULE 13: Life cycle nutrition
Maternal Infant Early childhood and school-age Teenagers Later years

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