NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
DIT - 125 CURRENT CONCEPTS IN DIET & NUTRITION (3 CR.)

Course Description

Studies the importance of diet to health and well-being in daily life. Addresses current controversies over food practices and information, food facts and fiction, fad diets, vegetarianism, diet and heart disease, and sound guidelines for maintaining good health with wise food choices. Applies computer technology for nutritional analysis. Intended especially for the non-dietetic major. Lecture 3 hours per week.

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with relevant current nutrition information in areas of general public interest.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included Extra Topics (optional) Nutrition concerns of the elderly
Food selections when eating out, fast foods
Current nutrition information being covered by the media
Nutrition and disease
Revised 12/2012


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