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The following Nutrition and Foods courses are offered:

NUTRI 200     General Nutrition - Healthy Eating, Healthy Living    
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB 
This course is an introduction to general nutrition with an emphasis on principles related to wellness, purchasing healthy food, and preparing nutritious meals.  An evaluation of personal dietary habits using current dietary guidelines and nutritional assessment methods will also be completed to help students assess their own nutritional health.  Lab will focus on preparing and evaluating healthy recipes for meal plan development.  This course would not be suitable for students pursuing a degree in health care professions. 

NUTRI 300     Nutrition    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 30
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course examines the basic principles of nutrition, sources and functions of the nutrients in all stages of the life cycle, nutrition as a world problem, and consumer problems related to food.  The course will emphasize topics such as weight loss, sports nutrition, sustainable food, food safety, the diet-disease relationship, global nutrition and analysis of special nutritional requirements from the prenatal period through the geriatric years.  An evaluation of personal dietary habits using current dietary guidelines and nutritional assessment methods will be completed to help students analyze their own nutritional health. Students are required to purchase the necessary online diet analysis program. 

NUTRI 302     Nutrition for Physical Performance    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course examines the basic principles of nutrition, as well as the ramifications of nutrients on life-long fitness, sport skill training, and physical performance.  Special emphasis is placed on nutrient function with respect to muscle strength development, cardiovascular capability, and body composition. Students are required to purchase the required diet analysis computer program. This course is not open to students who have completed KINES 418. 

NUTRI 308     Weight Management    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101, FITNS 304, FITNS 306, FITNS 307, FITNS 331, FITNS 352, FITNS 380, FITNS 381, and MATH 30
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course focuses on the various components of weight management and strategies for a healthier lifestyle. The role of diet, exercise, and behavior modification, as well as the physiological, sociological and psychological aspects of weight management will be discussed. Students will analyze weight loss programs and “fad” diets to evaluate their effectiveness. Disordered eating will also be addressed. Students will create plans for weight management based on individual needs, obstacles and goals. Students will actively learn how to plan and prepare healthy meals, incorporate fitness into their lifestyle, and maintain a healthy weight. A field trip may be required. Students are required to purchase the necessary online diet analysis program.

NUTRI 310     Cultural Foods of the World    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110, ENGWR 101, ESLL 310, ESLR 310, and ESLW 310;  or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course offers an anthropological perspective of traditional and contemporary food customs and cultures. Western and non-western food customs are compared, including their social, religious, economic and aesthetic significance. Included are ethnocentrism, gender-related stereotypes, and racism as they relate to the availability, distribution and preparation of food throughout the world. The nutritional status of various cultures as it relates to geographic, agricultural and socioeconomic factors is studied. Students may be required to purchase ethnic food or ingredients to prepare and sample cultural dishes.
 
NUTRI 320     Children’s Health, Safety and Nutrition    3 Units
Same As: ECE 415
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ECE 312 or NUTRI 300
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course provides an introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. There is a focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children. This course is not open to students who have received credit for ECE 415.   

NUTRI 324     Nutrition for Healthy Aging    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 30
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is an introduction to nutritional concerns as they apply to the elderly. Students will explore the physiological, psychosocial, and chronic degenerative conditions associated with aging and the nutritional implications of each.  This class includes a field trip to a community program that provides meals, food, social interaction, and/or recreation activities to seniors. Students are required to purchase the required online diet analysis program.  

NUTRI 495     Independent Studies in Nutrition & Foods    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

NUTRI 498     Work Experience in Nutrition    1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to the nutrition field.  Students are advised to consult with the Nutrition faculty to review specific  work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours:  300 hours LAB 
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student’s progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a 16 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units. 

NUTRI 499     Experimental Offering in Nutrition    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

Updated 6/12/14

 

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