Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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NFM 225 - Nutrition

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): RD 90  or WR 91  or designated placement. Previous coursework in biology is helpful.

Course Description: Covers chemistry of nutrients, digestion, absorption, and utilization in the body. Studies optimal diets, diet fallacies, diet disorders, and how nutrition affects health and disease.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Describe and apply knowledge of the general properties of the major nutrients and their effect on basic health.
  • CLO#2: Apply knowledge to personal eating habits, wise consumer food selections and planning a healthy diet.
  • CLO#3: Describe and explain the general body processes of digestion, absorption, metabolism and excretion.
  • CLO#4: Explain how foods act as sources of energy and the general principles of sensible weight management.
  • CLO#5: Apply scientific reasoning in evaluation of current fads and fallacies, advertisements, practices in enrichment and fortification, labeling and supplementation. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#6: Describe and apply knowledge of nutrition’s role in the prevention and treatment of disease.

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