FHP104 - Nutrition

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-06-29 11:23:35.798
Last review date 2018-07-16 00:15:00.38

Subject Title

Subject Description
This course serves as an introduction to human nutrition.   A review of basic dietary recommendations and needs will be followed by applied topics in nutrition.  Topics will also include the impact of age, illness, physical activity and social attitudes on food and eating behaviours.  Issues including food supply, safety and counseling will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply strategies to support the client who has a specialized diet (e.g. ethnic and religious considerations, the athlete, vegetarian, or one with chronic illness). (Cognitive/Application)
  2. Evaluate the particular nutritional considerations of individuals in various stages of the lifecycle. (Cognitive/ Evaluation)
  3. Make specific nutritional recommendations to the physically active. (Cognitive/Application)
  4. Debate the reasons for encouraging the local production of food through the use of farmers’ markets, roof-top gardens, and community agencies in ways that promote environmental sustainability. (Cognitive/Evaluation)

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
- Energy
- Carbohydrates
- Proteins
- Fats
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Food Quality
- Water and Electrolytes
- Body Types
- Social Attitudes
- Athletic Diets
- Sport Nutrition
- Supplements and Nutritional Aids
- Nutritional Trends

Mode of Instruction
Interactive media-rich lecture, discussion, and visuals.

Prescribed Texts
Visualizing Nutrition:  Everyday Choices, 3rd Edition


Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Discussion #1 10%
Discussion #2 10%
Written #1 15%
Written #2 15%
Case Study 20%
Final Exam 30%

Approved by: Lisa Harfield