HE 314.doc - York College The City University of New York Department of Health Physical Education Gerontological Studies Services TERM NUMBER\/SECT

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York College The City University of New York Department of Health & Physical Education Gerontological Studies & Services TERM: Fall 2018 NUMBER/SECT: HE 314: Nutrition and Health (#50903) LOCATION: Academic Core: AC-1E07 CREDITS: 2.00 credits/2 hours PRE-REQ None HOURS: Mondays: 6:00 to 7:50 PM INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Alex W. Costley, Ph.D. Phone: (718) 262-5116 E-Mail: [email protected] Office Hours : HP-204 Tuesdays: 2:00 to 4:00 pm Wednesdays: 3:00 to 5:00 pm Also by appointment: call 718-262-5116 DESCRIPTION: Nutrition and Health is designed to give students an introduction to the relationships between food, nutrition, personal health, and preventable health problems. The course will focus on knowledge of optimal dietary practices as well as current research and resources to enable students to modify dietary habits to support good health and enhance quality of life. OBJECTIVES: By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1) identify optimal health behaviors with an emphasis on beneficial dietary practices, 2) describe effective dietary strategies for health-promotion and the management of chronic diseases, 3) apply methods of healthy eating and successful weight-loss habits to their own daily lives, 4) calculate and evaluate recommended nutrient intake levels, 5) identify and use various on-line resources to get up-to-date nutritional information and personal assessments. REQUIRED TEXT(S): Discovering Nutrition, 4 th ed (2013), Paul Insel and Don Ross et al. Burlington, MA. Jones & Bartlett Learning. With on-line Resources at: RECOMMENDED: 1. Bittman, Mark (2009) “Eating Food That’s Better for You, Organic or Not.” New York Times, March 22 (3 pp). 2. Nestle, Marion (1998) “Behavioral and Social Influences on Food Choice.” Nutrition Reviews, 56 (5): S50-S74, May. 3. Pollan, Michael (2007) “Unhappy Meals: Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.” New York Times Magazine, January 28 (16 pp). VIDEOS: 1. “King Corn: You Are What You Eat.” (Docudrama Films, 2006) (60 mins) 2. “Heart Disease in America: The Hidden Epidemic.” (PBS, 2007) (60 mins) 3. “Fat: What No One Is Telling You” (PBS 2007), (excerpt 60 mins) 1
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ACTIVITIES & ON-LINE RESOURCES: MYFitnessPal : (by Under Armour) Note : To use the MYFitnessPal website (and app), you must “register” by giving an e-mail and creating a password. You do not have to give personal information (name, address, birth date) for the “basic” (free) services. You will need to sign-up and create a user profile in order to analyze food intake, save data, and track revisit the site later. However, if you want to use the “premium”-level services for more advanced applications, there is a monthly fee ($10) or am annual fee ($50). We will be using the FREE services. USDA Food Composition Database (Nutrient Search) Healthy Body Calculator: Jones & Bartlett, Nutrition Resources Directory REQUIREMENTS: Attendance/Activities 10% Food Labels 10% Mid-term exam 20%
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