Introduction to Human Nutrition
This is an introductory course in Human Nutrition with no prerequisites.
Text: Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies Second Canadian Edition by Sizer, Whitney and Piché Instructor:
Dr. G.R. Herzberg, Biochemistry Department, Office: SN 1037 Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 2-3.
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Copies of the course notes are at the course page on Desire2Learn (D2L).
There will be two term exams, a final exam and one written assignment for this course. In addition to the three written exams, you will be required to carry out a 3 day diet analysis of you own diet. Details of this are provided below, but briefly, you will be required to record everything you eat for three days. Your nutrient intake will then be determined using a computer program “Diet Analysis + 8” which will be available on computers in Science SN 3000 for all students. If you bought a new copy of the text this year, you can access a web version of the software (access information is provided with the text). You will then be required to write an evaluation of your diet, discussing its strengths and weaknesses and what you might do to improve it.. Both the computer analysis and the evaluation must be turned in. This diet analysis will count for 10% of your course mark. The analysis is due on Friday March 9 in class. Analyses not turned in when due will have their mark reduced by one-half. That is, they will count for only a maximum of 5% of the course mark. Assignments not turned in by the last class of the semester will receive a mark of 0 (zero).
Summary of Evaluation:
Term Exam 1
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