This course introduces students to the basic concepts of nutrition and gives them tools for healthy eating. Topics covered include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, 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. This course also emphasizes food safety and explores the reasons for hunger at home and abroad. Additional Module topics: Tools for healthy eating, the basics of digestion, weight management.
Summarize the concept of nutrition and construct healthy eating habits.
Recall the basics of digestion.
Define and explain carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and their components.
Identify the importance of vitamins, minerals, and water in the diet.
Identify the principles of weight management and apply nutrition concepts to fitness.
Differentiate nutrition for the life cycle and be able to apply food safety techniques in the home.
Maximum Enrollment: 30 students
Required Materials (Course Pack)
The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping within the United States—is $138. This includes:
Required Publisher Textbooks & Media:
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Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $138 Course Pack + $205.72 Textbooks = $1318.72
Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.
* 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.
Last updated 6/2/20
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.