Notes 1-29-08 - SPRING 2008 NUTR 130: NUTRITION FOR A...

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SPRING 2008 NUTR 130: NUTRITION FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTY LE LECTURE: TUE. & THU. 9:30-10:45, MAHAR 108 Course Description : This course provides is an introduction to the science of nutrition as it applies to everyday life. It fulfills the biological sciences (BS) requirements of General Education. The emphasis in this course will be on the physiological roles that nutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water) play in the body. The course will also examine energy balance, weight control, digestion, and nutrient needs during the lifecycle. General Education courses share the common requirements for critical thinking, reflection, writing and opportunity to discuss contents that are fulfilled by the activities carried out in the discussion sections in addition to activities during the lectures and outside of class. Course Objectives Upon completion of this introductory nutrition course, you will be able to: Describe the major nutrients, vitamins, and minerals and their roles in the body; Interpret what the scientific facts tell us about nutrition and health; Explain the nutrition standards and guidelines; Describe the processes of digestion, absorption, and transport; Understand the concepts of energy balance and weight control; Recognize the relationship between physical fitness, health, and nutrition; Describe the nutritional needs at various stages of the life cycle; Explain the relationship between nutrition and disease prevention. Instructor : Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, LDN; 211 Chenoweth; mangels@nutrition.umass.edu. I am a part-time instructor and not on campus every day so email is the best contact method. If your email bounces, check first to make sure my name is spelled correctly m + angels. If you continue to have problems, contact your TA and/or leave a message for me at 577-6414 (messages are only checked on Tues and Thurs mornings). Office hours: Tuesday 11 am-noon or by appointment. Virtual office hours: Thursday 9-10 pm in Chat section of course website. Teaching Assistants : A TA will be assigned to you based on your discussion section. You will learn your TA’s name, contact information, and office hours when you attend your first discussion section. Please refer all questions, concerns, special requests, etc. directly to your assigned TA. If you are having difficulty with any topic covered, please contact your TA to arrange for help.
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Text (Required): Understanding Nutrition, 11 th edition by Whitney and Rolfes, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0495-11669-1; ISBN-10: 0-495-11669-6. A schedule of reading assignments can be found on the course website. Course Website : Our website will be used to provide announcements, a course calendar, reading assignments, course information, practice test questions, slides used in lecture, and more. Get in the habit of checking this site frequently. Slides for the following day’s lecture will generally be available by 5 pm the previous day. Go to http://www.oit.umass.edu/webct/index.html. 5-College students will need to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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