NUT 101

Introduction to Nutrition Online


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

More details

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Required Materials (Course Pack):

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)
  • NUT 101 Lab Kit:
    • 1 oz packages of the following herbs: Dandelion Root Taraxacum officinale, Ginger Root Zingiber officinale, Licorice Root Glycyrrhiza glabra, Peppermint Leaf Mentha x piperita, Red Raspberry Leaf Rubus idaeus
    • Lemon Citrus limonum 5ml essential oil
    • 4 oz baking soda
    • 4 oz spray bottle
    • 1 roll of rectangle labels
    • 50 Press-N-Brew tea bags

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Last updated 8/24/21

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Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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