Introduction to the Role of Nutrition in Human Health
Learn about the key relationships between food, nutrition, and human health in this free online human nutrition course.
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In this free online course, you will learn about the relationship between food, and nutrition and the key role they play in maintaining human health. The course also covers how nutrients are utilized in the body, and the recommended dietary allowances.
The course begins by reviewing the various classes of nutrients, such as the classification and importance of carbohydrates in the diet, as well as the types of dietary fiber. Next, the course teaches you about the essential amino acids, and the types and health significance of protein. You'll also learn about factors influencing energy needs, the roles of macronutrients, units of energy and components of energy requirements. Also covered are the basal metabolic rate (BMR), energy balance, and benefits and dietary sources of vitamins.
Finally, you will learn about the functions of major minerals as well as trace minerals in the body. This course will be of great interest to learners who want to understand the importance of food in maintaining health. Knowing the classes of nutrients your body needs and their food sources will help you learn to take care of your health. Start this course today and learn about the key relationships between food, nutrition, and human health.Start Course Now
Introduction to Nutrition and Health
Introduction to Nutrition and Health - Learning Outcomes
Relationship Between Food, Nutrition and Health
Digestion, Absorption and Utilization of Nutrients
Recommended Dietary Allowances
Introduction to Nutrition and Health - Lesson Summary
Classes of Nutrients and Their Importance
Nutrients and Their Role I - Learning Outcomes
Nutrients and Their Role I - Lesson Summary
Energy Needs and the Benefits of Vitamins
Nutrients and Their Roles II - Learning Outcomes
Fat Soluble Vitamins
Water Soluble Vitamins
Nutrients and Their Roles II - Lesson Summary
Nutrients - Introduction to Minerals
Nutrients and Their Role III - Learning Outcomes
Nutrients and Their Role III - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the relationship between food, nutrition and health
- Discuss the different classes of nutrients needed by the body and digestion
- Explain recommended dietary allowance and importance to the body
- Examine the three macronutrients needed by the body; carbohydrates, proteins and lipids
- Identify the units of energy and energy requirements of an individual
- Discuss the seven major minerals and the nine trace minerals
- Explain the concept of balanced diet and various food groups
- Identify an appropriate guide for selecting adequate diet, food selection and meal planning
- Discuss food sanitation, hygiene and items needing particular attention
- Explain the therapeutic adaptation or modification of a normal diet
- Discuss the symptoms, causes and dietary treatment of various diseases
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