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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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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Choosing Your Nutrition Goals

    In this lesson we'll discuss appropriate nutritional goals to meet your needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 5: Protein

    In this lesson we will learn how to eat healthy proteins, and the health issues related to protein.
  • Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins, and Minerals

    In this lesson we learn the benefits of calcium, as well as vitamin and mineral supplements.
  • Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

    Review health problems related to being overweight or underweight, and discover some healthy weight-loss ideas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 11: Review

    Review main topics of nutrition lessons, as well as your own nutrition and health goals.
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Course Title: Nutrition 101
Course Number: 7550360
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, 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
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Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $90.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Choose a food pyramid and set nutritional goals.
  • Describe the process digesting food.
  • Summarize 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.
  • Describe the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Summarize exercise routines that complement eating habits.
  • Summarize methods for decreasing stress and increasing energy.
  • Describe food allergies, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1: USDA Food PyramidAssignment25
Lesson 1: Choosing a Food Pyramid and Nutrition GoalsExam10
Lesson 2: How Food is DigestedAssignment20
Lesson 2: Digesting FoodExam10
Lesson 3: Benefits of Fruits and VegetablesAssignment30
Lesson 3 Fruits and VegetablesExam10
Lesson 4: Benefits of FiberAssignment20
Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and FiberExam9
Lesson 5: Health Risks Associated with ProteinAssignment25
Lesson 5: ProteinExam9
Lesson 6: Vitamins and MineralsAssignment25
Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins and MineralsExam9
Lesson 7: Losing WeightAssignment25
Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy WeightExam10
Lesson 8: Benefits of ExerciseAssignment25
Lesson 8: ExerciseExam10
Lesson 9: Decreasing StressAssignment25
Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing EnergyExam10
Lesson 10: Preventing Food AllergiesAssignment25
Lesson 10: Food AllergiesExam10
Lesson 11: ReviewExam10
The Final ExamExam53
Total Points:410

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