Kinesiology & Nutrition II: Nutrition and Healthy Choices for the Active Student
One-semester course. In Kinesiology & Nutrition II: Nutrition and Healthy Choices for the Active Student, students will examine the basic of nutrition, including the recommended dietary guidelines; selection, preparation, and serving of nutritious foods; building a strong foundation of lifelong nutrition; and the pitfalls of fad diets and other shortcuts that appear under the guise of nutrition. Major topics will include: healthy food choices; purchasing for good food choices; budgeting properly; food preparation; planning for busy times; nutrition in the college/young adult years and beyond; nutrition and the active lifestyle; eating out; and good choices in the college cafeteria.
This course may be taken alone, or as the second in a series of health-related courses. Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded .5 credit in Physical Fitness or Health upon completion of this course.