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Nutrition and Wellness Class Syllabus

Required Materials:

Sizer, F., & Whitney, E. (2002). Nutrition: Concepts and controversies. (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Diet Analysis Plus 6.0 Window CD-ROM

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to
1. Identify and describe the role of nutrients in the body and their food sources.
2. Follow each nutrient through digestive pathways, explaining the body's use and distribution of the nutrients.
3. Identify nutritional requirements during various stages of life and apply this knowledge to ones own health.
4. Analyze and evaluate his/her personal diet and make recommendations for improvement.
5. List life cycle, cultural behavioral and life style influences of food habits and nutritional needs.
6. Relate nutritional aspects of disease prevention or treatments to current research and news reports.
7. Formulate a working knowledge of nutrition and be able to distinguish between valid nutrition sources and misinformation.


Created and maintained by Seunghee Wie
Assistant Professor
Family and Consumer Sciences
California State University, Sacramento