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Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Nutrition Today

This course relates scientific concepts of nutrition to the function of nutrients in basic life processes. It emphasizes individual needs; functions and sources of nutrients; current nutrition and health issues; scientific method for analysis and evaluation of nutrition information; dietary guidelines and current nutrition recommendations; digestion, absorption, and metabolism; health, fitness, and disease; nutrition in the life span; and food safety. Students evaluate their food intake using several methods, including a computer diet analysis. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for NUTR 100, NUTR 105, or NUTR 125.

Subject: NUTR
Units: 3

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course start page:
Course email: eskoda@miracosta.edu
Office: 4606 - Associate Faculty Office
Office hours: By appointment
Phone: Voicemail: 760-757-2121 x1353. Email is preferred (be sure to identify yourself & section #).
Instructor notes: The course syllabus will be available soon on BlackBoard. There are 2 required items for this class: 1: Nutrition Concepts & Controversies, 13th edition. Sizer & Whitney. Cengage Learning; 2: Diet Analysis Plus+ Software, 10th edition. Requirements for this course include: • Have regular access to a computer with connection to the Internet. • Ability to submit homework in one of three formats only: doc, docx, or pdf. WORK SUBMITTED IN OTHER FORMATS WILL NOT BE GRADED. • This is a 100% online course and students must have a strong self motivation for studying and learning. •Be willing to spend up to 18 hours per week on the course; this is a fast-paced Summer course covering 16-weeks worth of information in 8-weeks. •Have moderate experience with the Web, email, attachments, downloading, etc. •Understand and apply appropriate email etiquette. Although the course is entirely online, it is not self-paced. You complete the assignments for each week on your own time schedule within that week. Each student assignment is to be completed and submitted by the due date. If you wait until the due date to submit assignments or take exams and have technical difficulty, make-up testing or submitting late assignments is not allowed.

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