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HEED-104 Personal Nutrition Assessment

Students are introduced to a nutritional assessment program. Students evaluate current nutritional status and develop strategies to improve weak areas. Various group discussions, lectures, and labs provide the students with the means to critically evaluate his/her dietary practices.

Credits               1
Prerequisites     No prerequisites
Instructor          Sue Geckle

Overall Course Objectives | Major Course Topics | Course Format | Orientation |Course Requirements | Materials

Overall Course Objectives

Once you have completed this course you will be able to:

Identify the fundamental principles and concepts of good nutrition.

  • Describe the laws of wellness and evaluate their personal wellness based on them.
  • Develop a plan for improvement of personal nutrition after analyzing individual status.
  • Acquire the knowledge of and ability to use resources necessary for improvement and maintenance of personal nutrition.
  • Develop an awareness of, and be able to explain the role of personal accountability on individual dietary practices.

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Major Course Topics

  • An Overview of Nutrition
  • Guidelines for Health Nutrition
  • Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Water
  • Energy Balance and Weight Management
  • Nutrition for Special Needs
  • Food Safety and Consumerism

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Course Format

  • Is not self-paced.
  • Does not require on-campus meetings.
  • Does not require real-time chats.

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This course does not require a face-to-face orientation.

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Course Requirements

  • Quizzes: Students will take 4 online quizzes. The quizzes are non-cumulative and will consist of multiple-choice and true-false questions
  • Web Assignments: Students will complete 26 web-based assignments included in the module tutorials.
  • Discussions: Students will participate in weekly on-line discussions.

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Text and Materials

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Technical Requirements and Plug-Ins:

Review the Technical Requirements link above. The following plug-ins are required for

this course:

  • Acrobat Viewer
  • Flash
  • Internet Explorer
  • PowerPoint Viewer, if you don’t have the full version of Microsoft PowerPoint
  • QuickTime
  • Real Player
  • Windows Media Player
  • Word Viewer, if you don’t have the full version of Microsoft Word


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Last updated on 27-Jul-05

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