Nutrition and Wellness – High School

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 1/2 credit course will introduce the student to an overview of good nutrition principles that are needed for human physical & mental wellness.  Discussion of digestion, basic nutrients, weight management, sports & fitness, and life-span nutrition is included.  Application to today's food and eating trends, plus learning to assess for reliable nutrition information is emphasized.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

·          Describe the expanding role and need for good Nutrition in Human physical and mental wellness.

·          Identify and be able to apply good Nutrition and food safety information sources available.

·          Outline the processes of digestion, absorption and metabolism and how major nutrients are processed in the body.

·          Define basic components of Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats and what forms and functions that they have in human metabolism.

·          Describe general function of Vitamins, Minerals, and Fluids and relate these to body health needs.

·          Complete body size measurements and explain influences on weight management in today's world.

·          Use a wellness and critical thinking approach to evaluate current weight control programs and body image influences.

·          Identify the nutritional processes involved in physical fitness and stress.

·          Discuss the relationship of nutrition to athletic performance and sports related dietary supplements.

·          Identify and apply wellness and nutrition principles throughout the human life cycle.

 

PREREQUISITES: None

 

COURSE LENGTH: One Semester

 

REQUIRED TEXT: No required text for this course.

 

MATERIALS LIST: No required materials for this course.

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

 

Unit 1: Course Introduction

 

·          Section 1 - Course Introduction: Nutrition & Wellness

·          Section 2 - Getting Started

·          Section 3 - Research Paper

 

Unit 2: Wellness & Food Choices in Today's World

 

·          Section 1 - Wellness & Food Choices in Today's World:  Introduction

·          Section 2 - Influences in Food Habits and Consumption Trends

·          Section 3 - Food Selection Guides & Evaluations

·          Section 4 - Reading Food Labels

·          Section 5 - Foodbourne Illness & Safety of Food Supply

·          Section 6 - Community Sources of Nutrition & Wellness

·          Section 7 - Exam Preparation & Exam

 

Unit 3: Digestion & Major Nutrients

 

·          Section 1 - Digestion & Major Nutrients:  Introduction

·          Section 2 - Digestion, Absorption, & Metabolism

·          Section 3 - Carbohydrates

·          Section 4 - Fats

·          Section 5 - Proteins

·          Section 6 - Vitamins

·          Section 7 - Minerals

·          Section 8 - Fluids & Hydration

·          Section 9 - Exam Preparation & Exam

 

Unit 4: Body Size & Weight Management

 

·          Section 1 - Body Size & Weight Management:  Introduction

·          Section 2 - Calculating & Interpeting Body Measurements

·          Section 3 - Function & Regulation of Body Fat Levels

·          Section 4 - Culture, Body Image, & Genetics

·          Section 5 - Evaluating Diet Programs & Products

·          Section 6 - Eating Disorders

·          Section 7 - Developing a Wellness Approach to Body Size

·          Section 8 - Exam Preparation & Exam

 

Unit 5: Physical Fitness, Sports Nutrition, & Stress

 

·          Section 1 - Physical Fitness, Sports Nutrition, & Stress:  Introduction

·          Section 2 - Nutrient & Energy Pathways

·          Section 3 - Fitness & Physical Activity in Wellness

·          Section 4 - Athletic Performance & Nutritional Needs

·          Section 5 - Use of Diet Supplements & Ergogenic Aids in Sports

·          Section 6 - Body Response and Nutrition Changes in Stress

·          Section 7 - Exam Preparation & Exam

 

Unit 6: Life Cycle Nutrition

 

·          Section 1 - Life Cycle Nutrition

·          Section 2 - Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

·          Section 3 - Infants

·          Section 4 - Childhood

·          Section 5 - Adolescent

·          Section 6 - Adulthood

·          Section 7 - Frail Elderly

·          Section 8 - Exam Preparation & Exam

 

Final Exam