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PEDC 9116 Nutrition 101
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor Michelle Rosenoff February 1-28, July 1-30, September 1-29, December 1-30
This course is an introduction to nutrition science with focus on the macro-nutrients in human health and disease. Educators will gain insight into nutrient characteristics & requirements for children at all age levels. Students will examine energy balance, weight control, dietary guidelines and meal planning Topics will include recommendations for caloric intake as well as examination of different diets and weight loss programs. Students willunderstand the macro and micro-nutrients; carbohydrates, fats proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. They will learn the tract food travels in the body and how we use food for energy, evaluate food labels and learn how to read them and be able to calculate calories. Students will Identify foods that contribute to a healthy body and identify foods that can lead to disease and Understand and utilize my-plate and its website. Students will also be able to demonstrate an understanding between health knowledge and health behavior and bring back relevant ideas to their healthy classroom.