Kinesiology & Nutrition II: Nutrition and Healthy Choices for the Active Student

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Single-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.

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  • Nutrition for Dummies

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 20 students.

Designed for grades 9-12.

Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded .5 credit in Physical Fitness or Health upon completion of this course.

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