Online Class: Nutrition 101

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Course Description



If you're interested in learning how to Improve your health and your life through nutrition and exercise, why not take this self-paced online course? Learn how to create nutrition and health goals to motivate you to become a healthier and make meaningful,permanent changes to your diet.
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!

Course Requirements

Anyone who's interested in learning more about how to live healthier is welcome to enroll in this class. This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Outline



  • Lesson 1: Choosing a Food Pyramid and Nutrition Goals
  • Lesson 2: Digesting Food
  • Lesson 3: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and Fiber
  • Lesson 5: Protein
  • Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins and Minerals
  • Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • Lesson 8: Exercises
  • Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy
  • Lesson 10: Food Allergies
  • Lesson 11: Review
  • Course Materials

    All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

    Grading Policy

    Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.

    A brief 25 point quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by earning an overall grade of 70% or higher.

    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.

    Assessment Guide

    Assessment Points
    An Introduction1
    Lesson 1: USDA Food Pyramid25
    Lesson 1: Choosing a Food Pyramid and Nutrition Goals9
    Lesson 2: How Food is Digested20
    Lesson 2: Digesting Food10
    Lesson 3: Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables30
    Lesson 3 Fruits and Vegetables10
    Lesson 4: Benefits of Fiber20
    Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and Fiber9
    Lesson 5: Health Risks Associated with Protein25
    Lesson 5: Protein9
    Lesson 6: Vitamins and Minerals25
    Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins and Minerals9
    Lesson 7: Losing Weight25
    Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight10
    Lesson 8: Benefits of Exercise25
    Lesson 8: Exercise10
    Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress25
    Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy10
    Lesson 10: Preventing Food Allergies25
    Lesson 10: Food Allergies10
    Lesson 11: Review10
    The Final Exam53
    Total Points:405

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