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Course Description

To provide an understanding of basic nutrition science to non-science majors and students with a limited scientific background. Students will become familiar with: the principles of diet planning, government standards, and food labeling; the biological functions and food sources of each nutrient; energy balance, weight management, and physical activity; the role of nutrition in chronic disease development; nutrition throughout the life cycle; food safety issues; and current nutrition-related controversies. 

 

All inquiries about this course should be directed to Diane McKay at diane.mckay@tufts.edu

 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to describe the components of a healthy diet, and critically evaluate the quality of their own diet, identify the major functions and food sources of each macronutrient (carbohydrate, protein, lipids) and micronutrient (vitamins and minerals), explain the role of diet in maintaining health and preventing chronic disease, summarize the nutrients of concern during human growth and development, and throughout the aging process, and assess the quality of nutrition information presented in the media.

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Section Title
Human Nutrition - Online
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Location
  • Medford/Somerville Campus
Instruction Method
Online  
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: NU 0101 - A Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change

Online Course Notes: This course takes place 100% online. Tufts online courses are designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students. While most online courses are offered in an asynchronous format, some courses may require webinar sessions and/or proctored exams. For more information about online course policies and expectations, please visit https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/online/online-learning

Basic Enrollment Requirements: None

Instructor Approval: Not Required.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Refund Policy: Asynchronous Course Policy
Section Title
Human Nutrition
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 30, 2020 to Aug 07, 2020
Instruction Method
Virtual Campus  
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: NU 0101 - B Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change

Basic Enrollment Requirements: None

Instructor Approval: Not Required.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Refund Policy: Asynchronous Course Policy
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