An overview of the science of nutrition, nutrition education, and nutrition’s relation to the growth and development of school-aged children.
Means of Assessment
Evidence of learning is demonstrated through:
- Application of concepts to self; and
- Application of concepts to school and classroom context
- Application of concepts to students
The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based on:
- Adherence to college evaluation policy regarding number and weighing of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations.
- A developmental approach to evaluation that is sequenced and progressive.
- Evaluation is used as a teaching tool for both students and instructors.
- Commitment to student participation in evaluation through such processes as self and peer evaluation, and program/ instructor evaluation.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of nutritional principles with regard to the major nutrients,
- demonstrate understanding of the basic tenets of the Canada Food Guide and Harvard Healthy Eating Pyramid,
- identify nutritional needs of school-aged children,
- describe the effects on nutritional value of processing and preparation techniques,
- identify their own eating habits and attempt to modify them to suit their own nutritional requirements,
- identify nutritional learning resources available to teachers to enrich their classrooms.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor's Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.