Nutrition - NUT 210

Course Number
NUT 210


This course offers instruction in basic nutrition concepts, current nutritional controversies, and food selection for individual needs. Topics covered include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, energy balance, vegetarian diets, product labels and additives, life cycle needs, and diets for athletes. Individual dietary habits will be closely examined through a self-evaluation of personal diet studies. This course provides important basic knowledge in making personal dietary decisions. 

The course will focus on normal human nutrition and the role of nutrition in promoting and maintaining health. It will foster an appreciation for the scientific basis that provides the foundation for understanding of nutrition. The scientific principles of nutrition will be used to interpret special diet requirements.

This course emphasizes nutritional needs at all life stages and the part that social, economic, and other factors play in dietary habits throughout the life cycle and in some clinical settings. 


Learning Outcomes

Identify nutrient characteristics, functions, daily allowances, best food sources, and uses of nutrients by the body.
Use the role of food in the promotion of health.
Apply basic nutrition principles to the nutritional needs of individuals through the life span.
Utilize the planning guides to adapt diet to various cultural groups.
Discuss the psychosocial factors related to nutritional planning.
Use aspects of sanitation, which relate to safety of food handling and nutrition.
Communicate the principles of nutrition to clients encountered in your professional role to help achieve optimum nutritional wellness.


Required Materials & Textbooks:

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $130. This includes:

•    Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115
•    Additional practical lab materials may be required when the course is offered.

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $130 Course Pack + $31.95 Textbooks = $1136.95

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students


Last updated 10/25/18

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