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DIT 106 - Fundamentals of Nutrition

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This introductory course focuses on the application of evidence-based nutrition, allowing practical application of nutrition concepts to health and wellness while enhancing information literacy.  Students examine the major nutrients including carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals and water. Special topics include life-cycle nutrition, weight management, eating disorders and sports nutrition. 

This course is open to Non-Dietetic Program majors and is taught by a Registered Dietitian (RD).  This course meets transfer requirements for four-year nursing/allied health programs. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify factors influencing food habits and food choices.
  2. Define essential nutrients for human life, their functions, metabolic roles in the body and their food sources.
  3. Explain the general nutritional needs in the various stages of the life cycle.
  4. Evaluate diet and its impact on disease states such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
  5. Select and use appropriate current information technologies to locate and apply evidence-based guidelines and protocols (KNDT 1.2).
  6. Apply critical thinking skills (KNDT 1.3).
  7. Demonstrate effective and professional oral and written communication skills sufficient for entry into technical practice (KNDT 2.1).
Listed Topics
  1. Introduction to nutrition
  2. Six classifications of nutrients
  3. Nutrition through the lifecycle
Reference Materials
Textbook and textbook companion website
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/8/2023
Last Reviewed: 5/8/2023

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