Chemical structure, function, digestion, metabolism and biochemical interrelationships of nutrients relating to life cycle, current issues and diet selection.
The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with the science of nutrition: the study of how food nourishes the body. Throughout the course students will gain a greater appreciation for the relationships between food choices, disease, health and honoring God. The role of food choices will be examined in light of 1 John 2:16–17a, Proverbs 23: 19–21, and 1 Corinthians 6:19–20.
Presentations; textbook, article, and Bible readings
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Quiz: Personal Tracking
The student will complete this quiz after entry of all food, beverages, activity and exercise tracking into iProfile.
Two (2) graded Discussions will occur during this course.
Quiz: iProfile Sample Student Report Analysis
The student will use the Sample Student reports from iProfile to answer the questions of this quiz in an effort to assist in learning to read the reports in iProfile. This must be completed before the Journal Analyses can be initiated.
Journal Analysis Assignments (3)
The student will examine and discuss the results of their iProfile report on their personal use and interaction with carbohydrates, proteins and fats, vitamins, minerals, water and exercise/activity.
Cultural Perspective Paper Assignment
Students will write a 2–3 page paper, synthesizing biblical passages with one's own perspective on nutrition as well as with our culture and society's view on nourishment.
There will be 4 quizzes for this course. Each quiz will consist of 50 multiple-choice and true/false. Questions will be taken from the corresponding textbook readings and must be completed within 90 minutes. Each quiz is open-book/open-notes.