Current Issues in Nutrition
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Course Syllabus

Course Description:
NTS MO3, Current Issues in Nutrition, 3 units. Focuses on contemporary nutrition concerns, including nutrition and stress, body image, wellness, nutrient supplements, energy balance and eating disorders.  Includes review of career options in health care fields. Prerequisite: NTS M01

Objectives:
Describe the sequence of metabolic events that occur during periods of stress caused by physical injury, infection or extreme psychological demands. Analyze the signs, symptoms and physical consequences of extremes in weight (morbid obesity to eating disorders). Propose lifestyle (diet and exercise) strategies that would prevent early development of chronic disease and promote wellness.

Textbook:
Nutrition Concepts & Controversies 10th edition, by Frances Sizer and Eleanor Whitney. West/Wadsworth, Belmont CA, 2006.

Required Materials:

  1. Hand calculator for use in class.

  2. Access to a computer (home, work or the college library) to complete the “Nutrient Analysis” in the “Diet Analysis Plus” software available in the bookstore,  $25.

  3. Scantrons: 4 Form “882”

Grading:
Determined by individual instructor.

Office hours: By appointment. Contact instructor.

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Objectives:
Describe the sequence of metabolic events that occur during periods of stress caused by physical injury, infection or extreme psychological demands. Analyze the signs, symptoms and physical consequences of extremes in weight (morbid obesity to eating disorders). Propose lifestyle (diet and exercise) strategies that would prevent early development of chronic disease and promote wellness.

Textbook:
Nutrition Concepts & Controversies 10th edition, by Frances Sizer and Eleanor Whitney. West/Wadsworth, Belmont CA, 2006.

Required Materials:

  1. Hand calculator for use in class.

  2. Access to a computer (home, work or the college library) to complete the “Nutrient Analysis” in the “Diet Analysis Plus” software available in the bookstore,  $25.

  3. Scantrons: 4 Form “882”

Grading:
Determined by individual instructor.

Office hours: By appointment. Contact instructor.

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