Spokane Falls Community College NUTR 251-01
Spring Quarter 2010
Instructor: Stephanie Ahlgren, MS, RD, CDE
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Phone: 1-509-251-8242 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Class Location: Building 8, room 124
Class Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Class Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Office: Building 8, room 147
Office Hours: Tues: 12:00 p.m. to class start
Other times arranged by appointment
nd* Required Text: Discovering Nutrition. 3 edition. Insul P, Turner RE, Ross D.
Text Website: http://nutrition.jbpub.com
Overview: Nutrition 251 offers instruction in basic nutrition concepts, current nutritional controversies and food selection for individual needs. Topics covered include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, energy balance, vegetarian diets, product labels and additives, life cycle needs, food safety, food technology and diets for athletes. Individual dietary habits will be examined through a self-evaluation of personal diet studies.
Format: Lecture; 5 hours per week. Lecture will cover textbook material as well as supplemental material. Class discussion is encouraged. Class lectures will be done with multimedia presentations, including slides, videos, computer animations, and games.
Student Expectations: It is expected that you will attend every class session. To prepare for each class session, you will need to read the textbook prior to class as outlined on the lecture schedule. Participation in class discussions is encouraged. Please conduct yourself in a professional manner during class. NO CELL PHONES in class. You will need to access “Online Syllabus” through the SFCC website to obtain lecture note outlines, detailed assignment instructions, and graded homework assignments.
A. There will be 3 major exams consisting of 2 midterms and 1 comprehensive
final. Each midterm will be worth 150 points and the comprehensive final is
worth 200 points.
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B. Exams will cover textbook material as well as supplemental material
presented during class lectures. Exam questions will be multiple choice, fill in
the blank, matching, and short essay.
C. There are no make-up exams. You may take an exam early if you are going
to be absent from class on exam day ONLY due to a school related activity
such as a SFCC sponsored field trip or sports competition.
D. If you are not able to take an exam on the scheduled day due to an
emergency, you must show me your hospital admission form or accident
report or family member funeral announcement in order to take an exam late.
You must notify me BEFORE the classroom exam begins if you have an
E. If you miss an exam and do not notify the instructor prior to the exam,
you will receive a zero.
All assignments have a due date and must be turned in on that date or earlier. No late assignments will be accepted. If you have an emergency, you need to
notify the instructor BEFORE CLASS on the assignment due date.
1. Assignment #1: Food Record/Nutrition Analysis.
You will keep a detailed 3-day food record. The food record may be neatly written or typed. Compare each day of the food record to the food guide pyramid. Then, enter each day of the food record into a nutrition analysis program. You will need to print out the nutritional analysis. Last, type a summary of your results. In the summary, include how your servings compare to the recommended ones in the food guide pyramid; vitamins/minerals you are low in; which ones you are high in; which foods you might include in your diet to meet recommendations.
Please read the written, detailed assignment instructions carefully. The assignment instructions are located on blackboard in the assignment section.
2. Assignment #2: Written Vitamin/mineral paper.
1) Assignment of a random vitamin or mineral.
2) Research recent scientific literature on the vitamin/mineral.
3) Find 3 research articles. You must use scientific literature.
4) Read at least one (of the three) articles in its entirety. The other 2 articles you
may read the article abstracts.
5) Write a 2 page paper about the vitamin/mineral. Include general information
about the vitamin/mineral and then summarize the research articles. The
paper must include the references of the 3 research articles.
6) You will be required to post a brief summary on the vitamin/mineral
discussion board on blackboard about how your vitamin/mineral is being used
7) In class you will give an oral report about your vitamin/mineral.
8) Please read detailed assignment instructions located on blackboard, in the
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Homework assignments are “mini” assignments. The objective of the homework is to help you come to class prepared to discuss the course material in small groups and then in class as a whole. The homework also provides additional ways for you to learn the course material. Homework is due on assigned due dates at the beginning of class. NO LATE HOMEWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Class points summary:
Exam 1= 150
Exam 2= 150
Final exam= 200
Assignment #1= 100
Assignment #2= 100
Total class points= 800 points
The total number of points you earn will be divided by 800 points in order to obtain a percentage. This percentage will be applied to the following scale to determine your decimal grade for the course.
100% 4.0 A 90% 3.5 A- 80% 2.7 B- 70% 1.9 C-
99% 4.0 A 89% 3.4 B+ 79% 2.6 C+ 69% 1.8 D+
98% 4.0 A 88% 3.3 B+ 78% 2.5 C+ 68% 1.7 D+
97% 4.0 A 87% 3.2 B+ 77% 2.4 C+ 67% 1.6 D+
96% 4.0 A 86% 3.1 B+ 76% 2.3 C 66% 1.5 D
95% 4.0 A 85% 3.0 B 75% 2.3 C 65% 1.4 D
94% 3.9 A 84% 3.0 B 74% 2.2 C 64% 1.3 D
93% 3.8 A 83% 3.0 B 73% 2.1 C 63% 1.2 D
92% 3.7 A- 82% 2.9 B- 72% 2.0 C- 62% 1.1 D-
91% 3.6 A- 81% 2.8 B- 71% 2.0 C- 61% 1.0 D-
Please do not hesitate to talk to me before or after class or contact me via e-mail or telephone if you have any questions about the material we are covering in class or questions about an assignment or exam.
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Lecture Schedule Spring 2010 SFCC 251-01
DATE TEXT READING TOPICS
Tues. Review Class Syllabus, Lecture Schedule, Chap. 1 Food Choices: 4-6 Blackboard; Class Introductions. Nutrients and
Food Choices; Introduction to Nutrients; Nourishment
Science of Nutrition.
Thurs. Nutrients, food and health; Dietary Chap. 2 Nutrition 4-8 Guidelines; Food Guide Pyramid; Food Guidelines
Discuss Assignment #1
Tues. GI tract; Digestion and Absorption; Lactose Chap. 4 The Human 4-13 Intolerance; Nutrition and GI disorders; Body: Food to Fuel
Simple Carb; Complex Carb; Sugars; Fiber;
Diabetes; Glycemic Index; Sugar Chap. 5 Carbohydrates
substitutes; Labels & Food Models.
Thurs. Finish Carbohydrates Chap. 5
4-15 Fatty Acids; Triglycerides; Lipids in Body;
Lipids in Diet; Lipids and Health; Chap. 6: Lipids
Labels & Food Models.
Tues. Finish Lipids; Chap. 6
Thurs. Amino Acids; Protein Functions; Proteins in Chap. 7
4-22 the body and in the diet; Vegetarian Eating; Protein
labels and food models.
ASSIGNMENT #1 IS DUE!
Tues. Malnutrition in US and in developing world; Chap. 15: World View
Graded Homework #1 is due 4-27 of Nutrition:
Review for Exam #1
Thurs. Chapters 1,2,4,5,6,7,15 EXAM # 1
Discuss Assignment #2 Tues.
Spotlight on Metabolism 5-4 Metabolism; Breakdown and Release of
Energy; Biosynthesis and Storage; pp. 231-257
Energy In; Energy Out; Body Composition; Chapter 8: Energy
Overweight; Underweight; BMI; Body Fat; balance and wt. mgmt
Weight mgmt; Gastric bypass;
Thurs. Finish Weight mgmt; Underweight Chapter 8
5-6 Anorexia; Bulimia; Binge-eating disorder Eating Disorders: pp.
Graded Homework #2 is due 463-485
Tues. Energy Systems; Nutrients and Exercise; Chapter 11: Sports 5-11 Fluid needs; Nutrition Supplements; nutrient Nutrition
needs for athletes; Body Composition;
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Lecture Schedule Spring 2010 NUTR 251-01
Thurs. 5-13 Functional Foods; Food Additives; Dietary Chap. 3:
Supplements; Complementary Tues. 2-16 Chap. 9: Vitamins Assignment #2 DUE! Student
Fat-Soluble: A, D, E, K
Water-Soluble: Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B-
6; Folate; B-12; Pantothenic acid; Biotin, C
Thurs. 5-20 Finish vitamins: Chap. 9: Vitamins
Minerals: Na, K, Cl, Ca, Phos, Mg, S, Fe, Chap. 10: Minerals
Zinc, Se, I, Cu, Mn, Fl, Cr;
Tues. 5-25 Finish Minerals: Chap. 10:
Water Functions; Dehydration; Minerals
Review for Exam 2
EXAM #2 Thurs. 5-27 Ch. 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, met
Tues. 6-1 Nutrition before conception; Physiology of Chap. 12: Life Cycle:
Preg.; Weight gain; Nutrient needs of preg and Maternal and Infant
lactation; Infant nutrient needs; Introduction of Nutrition
Thurs. 6-3 Continue Chapter 12--Infants Continue Chap.12
Childhood; Changes in Aging; Mature Adults: Chap. 13: Life Cycle:
Nutrient Needs, Concerns, Meal Management; Childhood through
Adulthood Tues. 6-8 Nutrient Needs, Concerns, Meal Management; Finish Chapter 13
Graded Homework #3 is due
Food Safety; Food Sanitation; Food Chap. 14: Food Safety
Technology; Genetically Modified Foods; and Technology; Thurs. 6-10 Spotlight on Alcohol; Alcohol metabolism; Spotlight on Alcohol
When alcohol becomes a problem; alcohol and pp. 352-374
Review for Final Exam
EXAM: COMPREHENSIVE Wed.
FINAL June 16 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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