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DIT 1111 Nutrition for Health & Fitness

Overview of general nutrition principles focusing on healthy food choices, disease prevention and sports nutrition. Explores fad diets, herb/supplements and use of ergogenic aids. Incorporates effective use of nutrition information from reliable sources as well as personal responsibility in a professional setting.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Dietetics and Nutrition
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  

Outcomes

  • Identify various nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids. Evaluate their safety and effectiveness while listing indications/contraindications for use.
  • Identify nutrition experts and professional organizations. Define legal responsibility for professional practice.
  • Assess nutrient content of personal diet through food guide pyramid recommendations and food labels.
  • Identify the essential nutrients, their functions and food sources to assess nutrient content of personal diet.
  • State dangers of fad diets. Evaluate various fad diets for safety.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3