SRJC Course Outlines

6/20/2024 9:38:32 AMFDNT 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FDNT 10Title:  ELEM NUTRITION  
Full Title:  Elementary Nutrition
Last Reviewed:2/10/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the basic principles of nutrition and the relationship of the human diet to health and lifestyle related diseases. Descriptions of individual nutrients, optimal daily intakes, and food sources. Discussions of factors that influence nutrient bioavailability, results of nutrient deficiencies and excesses, consumer nutrition food issues, reliable sources of food and nutrition information.  


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and CSKLS 371

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Critical study of nutrients, means of assimilating and use in the human body. Relationship of nutrition to health and disease. Discussion of consumer nutrition issues and scientific methods of investigation.  
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and CSKLS 371
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Natural Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1989
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: NUTR 110 Introduction to Nutrition Science SRJC Equivalent Course(s): FDNT10

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Differentiate between opinion and scientifically accepted fact;
2.  Describe the normal digestive process, common digestive problems and related risk factors;
3.  Describe the sources, intake recommended for well-being, and uses by the human body, including results of over and under consumption, for the following:
        Carbohydrate, including dietary fiber
        Vitamins and minerals
        Alcohol and caffeine
4.  Describe the sources and uses of energy for the human body;
5.  Translate recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society into a basic balanced diet for well-being;
6.  Identify and discuss potential problems in a poorly constructed diet;
7.  Analyze a personal diet and critically evaluate the results related to topics covered in class;
8.  Relate the importance of good nutrition to quality of life and describe the long term damage to the body caused by poor nutrition including chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis and including eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa;
9.  Examine and discuss claims related to nutrition myths; apply course principles to justify criticism of unfounded claims and practices;
10. Develop an ongoing incentive and ability to gather and apply information related to good health and a high quality of life.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Scientific methods of investigation
2.  Nutrients and physiology related to nutrient use.
   a.  General anatomy and physiology of the digestive tract
   b.  Energy nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, protein
   c.  Metabolism and weight management
   d.  Vitamins and minerals
   e.  Water and water homeostasis; alcohol and caffeine
    f.  Assessment of nutritional status (over/under nutrition)
3.  Recommended nutrient intake and diet planning guides
   a.  Dietary guidelines for Americans.
    b.  Daily Reference Intakes (DRI) and related standards
   c.  American Heart Association and American Cancer Society dietary guidelines
   d.  Food planning tools (food groups,nutrient density, nutrition labels)
4.  Nutrition for life span including pregnancy, lactation,  infants, children, teens, adults, elderly
5.  Nutrition related to health promotion and disease prevention
     a. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
    b. Diabetes
    c. Osteoporosis
     d. Anorexia nervosa & bulimia nervosa
6.  Consumer food issues
   a.  Phytochemicals
   b.  Nutritive supplements
   c.  Food additives and contaminants
   d.  Food safety - avoiding microbiological hazards
7.  Careers in nutrition and dietetics

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1.  Nutrient intake self-study (Computer Diet Analysis) and critical evaluation based on text.
2.  3-4 Exams related to assigned reading and class activities.
3.  Short written homework and in-class assignments on current nutrition topics.
4.  Daily assigned reading in text and in associated nutrition publications, 20-30 pages per week.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because this course includes essay exams that fulfil the writing component of the course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Homework and in class problems; written assignments on current nutrition topics.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
2-3 exams and Final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 35%
Computer Diet Analysis assignment; critical evaluation of findings.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Concepts and Controversies, Sizer and Whitney, 13th Edition, 2014. Cengage Publishing

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