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Course Description

Improve your health and your life through nutrition and exercise. Create nutrition and health goals to motivate you to become a healthier you. Make meaningful, lasting changes to your diet that last. Review the digestion process and how our body would digest some pizza. Learn some real benefits of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Review some tips on including more fruits and vegetables in your schedule. Discover the difference between good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates. Understand how to include more fiber in your eating habits, and the benefits of doing so. Review the importance of eating healthy choices of protein. Learn how to make healthy protein choices. Read about cholesterol and the difference between "LDL" and "HDL". Uncover some benefits of including enough calcium in your diet, and how to prevent osteoporosis. Learn what vitamins are. Read some tips on how to choose a vitamin supplement.

Find out some health hazards of being underweight or overweight. Discover some healthy ways to change your weight. Check out some real health benefits of including exercise in your schedule. Read and choose some ways to motivate you to exercise. Become a more energetic you with some tips on how to increase your energy through nutrition and exercise. Review some tips on how to decrease stress with nutrition and exercise. Distinguish the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance, and see how the body responds to a food allergy.

Assess when to seek medical attention for a food allergy. Read some tips on how to avoid a food allergy or food intolerance. Incorporate healthy nutrition and exercise habits in your routine so that you can be healthier, have more energy, and feel great!

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Review variations of food pyramids and 'my plate' and set nutritional goals.
  • Describe the process of digesting food.
  • Know types of fruits and vegetables and their related health benefits.
  • Define carbohydrates and fiber.
  • Define protein.
  • Describe calcium, vitamins and minerals and their effect on diet.
  • Determine the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Know exercise routines that complement eating habits.
  • Know methods for decreasing stress and increasing energy.
  • Describe, understand and learn to recognize various food allergies, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Lesson 1: Choosing Your Nutrition Goals

In this lesson we'll discuss appropriate nutritional goals to meet your needs. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Healthy Diet Pyramid
  • Review Article: How to Use Food Pyramid
  • Review Article: Mediterranean Diet Pyramid, Latino Diet and Vegetarian Diet Pyramid
  • Review Article: The Food Guide Pyramid for Kids
  • Review Article: Tips for a Healthy Diet
  • Review Video: Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Common Diseases with Diet
  • Take Poll: Nutrition Goals
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 1: USDA Food Pyramid
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: Choosing a Food Pyramid and Nutrition Goals

Lesson 2: Digesting Food

Become familiar with digestive organs. This lesson outlines how pizza is processed in our digestive system, how we break down fats and proteins, and how we absorb nutrients. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Explanation on Each Digestive Organ
  • Review Article: Your Digestive System and How It Works
  • Review Video: Digestion by enzymes
  • Review Video: Digestion 1 - Digestion and metabolism
  • Review Video: Digestive System 1- Function
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 2: How Food is Digested
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Digesting Food

Lesson 3: Fruits and Vegetables

Learn the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables,review some ways to include more fruits and vegetables in your daily routine,and learn how many servings of fruits and vegetables are the minimum to eat. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Review Article: Fruits and Veggies More Matters
  • Review Article: What Color is Your Food?
  • Take Poll: Fruits and Vegetables in Diet
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 3: Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 Fruits and Vegetables

Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and Fiber

Learn the difference between good and bad carbohydrates,review what fiber is,and discover some benefits of eating high-fiber foods. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Diet and Fiber
  • Review Article: 4 Warning Signs Your Diet May Lack Fiber
  • Review Article: Fiber Content Chart
  • Review Video: Carbohydrates | Chemistry for All
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: Benefits of Fiber
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and Fiber

Lesson 5: Protein

In this lesson we will learn how to eat healthy proteins, and the health issues related to protein. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Health Risks Associated with Protein
  • Review Article: High Protein Diets and Health
  • Review Video: Proteins | Chemistry for All
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Health Risks Associated with Protein
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Protein

Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins, and Minerals

In this lesson we learn the benefits of calcium, as well as vitamin and mineral supplements. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Disease Prevention with Vitamins and Minerals
  • Review Article: FAQ on Vitamins and Minerals
  • Review Article: Vitamins and Minerals Factsheet
  • Review Video: Alkaline Diets, Animal Protein, and Calcium Loss
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 6: Vitamins and Minerals
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins and Minerals

Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Review health problems related to being overweight or underweight, and discover some healthy weight-loss ideas. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: 10 Tips for Losing Weight
  • Review Article: How to Lose Weight
  • Review Article: Tips for Losing Weight
  • Review Video: Sensible Substitutions - Cooking
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 7: Losing Weight
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Lesson 8: Exercise

Review the health benefits of regular exercise. Discover how exercise improves your mood and makes you stronger, and learn how to stay motivated. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Exercise Benefits
  • Review Article: Health Benefits of Exercises
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 8: Benefits of Exercise
  • Complete: Lesson 8: Exercise

Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy

Learn how to eat to reduce stress through nutrition,outline which foods increase energy, and see which foods can relax you. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Managing Stress
  • Review Article: Tips for Reducing Stress
  • Review Article: The Exercise Habit
  • Review Video: The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health and Performance: Changing Diets, Changing Minds
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy

Lesson 10: Food Allergies

Discover what a true food allergy is. Outline the symptoms of a food allergy. Learn when to seek medical help when a food allergy occurs. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: All About Food Allergies
  • Review Article: Understanding Food Allergy
  • Review Article: Preventing and Treating Food Allergy
  • Review Video: Food Allergy and Intolerances
  • Review Video: Preventing childhood allergies
  • Review Video: Stay Safe, Live Healthy, & Eat Well with Food Allergies | Sonia Hunt | TEDxUCDavisSF
  • Review Video: Should young kids avoid peanut products?
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 10: Preventing Food Allergies
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Food Allergies

Lesson 11: Review

Review main topics of nutrition lessons, as well as your own nutrition and health goals. 63 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Review
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Nutrition 101
Course Number: 7550360
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Support/Advice
CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Eston Dunn, MS, LMT
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
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Course Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $90.00

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