Understanding Nutrition

Understanding Nutrition
Price: 
$140.00

Category: 
Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Have you made the decision to get healthy, but feel like you do not know where to start?  While the fields of diet and nutrition are areas of evolving research, there are some basic concepts to keep in mind.  Our Understanding Nutrition course explores these basic nutrition tips and will help you be better equipped to sort through nutrition research and dietary advice.  Our course is designed to help you take those first steps towards a healthier, happier way of living.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define nutrition and its effects on the body
  • Identify where protein, carbohydrates and fat comes from and what each does as they are processed in the body
  • Recognize how cooking affects the way food looks and tastes, as well as its nutritional value
  • Recall ways to eating healthy

Understanding Nutrition Module 1
Basic Nutrition

Module one defines nutrition and its effects on your body.  It also discusses how to read a nutrition study and how to judge the value of nutrition information that you read and see on TV.  Moving through module one, we will examine the basic processes of the digestive system and how it works to transform food and beverages into the nutrients you need to sustain a healthy body.  Also included in module one is a look at how calories are used for energy and the role of calories as it relates to the ever growing American body. Finally, module one will examine the rules on dietary supplements and review how much of each nutrient you need to stay in tip top form.

  • Nutrition Equals Life
  • Digestion: The 24/7 Food Factory
  • How Much Nutrition Do You Need?
  • The (Still) Growing American Body
  • Calories: The Energizers
  • Protein Power

Understanding Nutrition Module 2
Food and Essentials

This week, we will explore where protein, carbohydrates, and fat comes from and what each do as they process through the body. Also included in module two is the current proven risks and benefits of alcoholic beverages.  Moving on through the week, we will examine vitamins and minerals and how vital they are (in right amounts) for your body.  Module two concludes with a look at the essential liquids your body needs and how to maintain your fluid balance.

  • Facing Facts on Fat and Cholesterol
  • Carbohydrates: A Complex Story
  • Alcohol: Another Form of Grape and Grain
  • Water Works
  • Building Your Healthful Diet
  • Choose Wisely: Pyramids, Plates, and Labels

Understanding Nutrition Module 3
Food Processing & Food and Medicine

In module three, we will answer "What is Food Processing?" Also included in module three is a careful look at how cooking affects the way food looks and tastes, as well as its nutritional value.  Freezing, canning, drying, and irradiating techniques changes the nutritional value of food. Module three will discuss how to keep food fresh, safe, and appetizing.  Also included in this module is a lesson of strategies for identifying and avoiding the food to which you may be allergic.  Nutrition plays a vital role in your brain at every stage of life.  Module three will examine how some foods may actually act as preventative medicine or relieve the symptoms of certain illnesses.

  • What is Food Processing
  • What Happens When Food is Frozen, Canned, Dried, or Zapped
  • Better Eating through Chemistry
  • Brain Food
  • Food and Drug Interactions

Understanding Nutrition Module 4
The Part of Tens

Module four provides ten great nutritional websites addresses, ten common foods with near-magical status and ten healthful foods beginning with the letter "P." Finally, module four wraps the course up with ten easy ways to cut calories from foods.

  • Ten Reliable Nutrition Websites
  • Ten Superstar Foods
  • Ten Easy Ways to Cut Calories
  • Ten Ways Coffee Makes Life Better
  • Ten Terrific Foods Starting with the Letter P

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.