Nutrition and Wellness - Spring 2019
In the Nutrition and Wellness course, students will take a look at current nutritional trends, current food guides, food labels, and the many steps to get our food from the farm to the table. Students will delve into digestion and be introduced to the basic macro and micro nutrients (fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals). This knowledge will then be applied to a variety of topics, including food allergies/sensitivities, fuel for learning, and the effects of malnutrition. Students will research and discuss the most common diets and their advantages and disadvantages. This will lead into a discussion regarding healthy weight management and disordered eating. This course will also offer a basic introduction to sports nutrition, and nutrition throughout the stages of life (pregnancy, baby, child, adolescent, and adult).