106A Greensheet S10

106A Greensheet S10 - San Jos State University Nutrition...

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page 1 of 8 San José State University Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging, College of Applied Sciences and the Arts NUFS 106A, Human Nutrition in the Life Span, Spring 2010 Instructor: Izzie Brown, MS. RD, CSCS Office location: Central Classroom Building 103 Telephone: 408 924-3373 Email: [email protected] Web Page: www.sjsu.edu/people/izzie.brown Office hours: MW 10:45-11:45, TuTh 12:00-1:30 Class days/time: MW 1:30-2:45 Classroom: IS 230 Prerequisites: NUFS 8, passing grade on WST taken before the start of the semester, and proof of enrollment in HProf 100W (pre- or co- requisite) Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course syllabus and Assignment Packet may be found on the instructor’s faculty web page accessible through the “Faculty Pages” on the SJSU home page. Students are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU. This will be used for updates and communication outside of class. Course Description Nutrition plays a fundamental and dynamic role in the processes of growth, development, and aging. Although all ages share basic nutritional needs, there are qualitative and quantitative differences in these needs through the lifecycle. This course integrates chemical, biological and social sciences into a comprehensive concept of human nutrition. Emphasis is on assessing nutrient status, and planning and intervention throughout the lifecycle.
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page 2 of 8 Student Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Explain the relationship between nutrient intake and biochemical and physiological structure and function of the body at various stages in the life span. 2. Summarize the nutritional needs associated with each stage of the lifecycle and what makes each stage unique. 3. Assess nutritional needs of clients from different age groups and make appropriate nutrition recommendations. 4. Evaluate the scientific literature related to nutritional needs during the human lifecycle, and use electronic media as a resource tool to enhance understanding of lifecycle nutrition. 5. Identify risk factors associated with major health problems over the life span. Textbooks and Readings Required Textbook Brown, J. E., et al. Nutrition through the Life Cycle. (2007). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN: 13: 978-0-495-11637-0 (Spartan Bookstore). Guideline for Writing Term Papers based on APA format posted on the instructor’s web page. Articles that are required for class will be posted on the instructor’s web page. Suggested material
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