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FCS 110: BASIC NUTRITION

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a study of basic nutrition to help the student acquire relevant information about nutrition, which they can use professionally and/or personally. The course will cover the practical aspects of normal nutrition, ways to promote sound eating habits throughout the life cycle, and physiological contributions nutrients make to body structure and function.

FCS 111: EARLY CHILDHOOD NUTRITION EDUCATION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course is a study of the field of child nutrition. The course will include discussions on the following: 1) nutrition in general, 2) nutrition as it applies to the infant, 3) nutrition as it applies to the toddler [1-3 years of age], 4) nutrition as it applies to the child [3-8 years of age], 5) current nutritional trends and fads, 6) current nutritional concerns of early childhood.

FCS 120: PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a study of scientific principles related to nutrition. It covers the role of specific nutrients, their sources, the role they play in digestion, absorption, metabolism, and nutritional requirements of individuals during different stages throughout their lifecycle.