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An Introduction to Family Nutrition #1: Overview
An Introduction to Family Nutrition addresses nutrient needs and eating behaviors across the life span. Overview sets up the series and discusses healthful eating, food safety and physical activity in more detail than the subsequent sessions. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
An Introduction to Family Nutrition #2: Baby's First Year
Baby's First Year addresses nutrient needs and eating behaviors during the first year of life. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
An Introduction to Family Nutrition #3: Toddlers, Preschoolers & Children
This session addresses nutrient needs and eating behaviors of children 2 to 8 years of age. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
An Introduction to Family Nutrition #4: Tweens and Teens
This session addresses nutrient needs and eating behaviors of youth 9 to 19 years of age. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
An Introduction to Family Nutrition #5: Adults
This session addresses nutrient needs and eating behaviors of adults 20 to 50 years of age. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
An Introduction to Family Nutrition #6: Aging Boomers and the Elderly
This session addresses nutrient needs and eating behaviors of adults 50 to 70 years of age as well as adults 70 or more years of age. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
Nutrition Essentials #1: Overview
This education series is an on-line course providing an introduction to nutrition called Nutrition Essentials. This module of Nutrition Essentials provides an overview. Other modules in the Nutrition Essentials series include: Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Vitamins, Minerals and Water. Modules build on one another and are best when taken in this sequence. During this module we will lay the foundation for the other Nutrition Essentials sessions. Our overview will include: A brief review of the discipline of food and nutrition, anatomy and energy also known as calories. We will look at the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and how the Guidelines shape educational tools such as the Food Guidance System called MyPlate and the Nutrition Facts labels. We will also explore the role of the nutrition educator versus the role of the Registered Dietitian. This series is designed for educators of the public.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
Nutrition Essentials #2: Carbohydrates
This module of Nutrition Essentials includes the categories of carbohydrates including fiber; digestion/ absorption;common related medical conditions; recommended intakes (Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010); a discussion of nutrient-dense foods/beverages, refined grains/added sugars with current food sources of each; carbohydrate to be increased and those to be decreased.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
Nutrition Essentials #3: Protein
This module provides a general overview of protein and its role in the body. Topics covered include essential and non-essential amino acids, estimating protein requirements, food sources of protein, and digestion and absorption.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
Nutrition Essentials #4: Fat
This is the fourth module of Nutrition Essentials and it provides an overview of fat. During this module we will review fats. Fats, also called lipids, are a class of compounds that include fatty acids, triglycerides and cholesterol. Our review of fat will include: a review of fat benefits and definitions, types of fat, digestion, the effects on health of the various type of fats, dietary recommendations and educational tools. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
Nutrition Essentials #5: Vitamins
This module will assist learners in discovering more about vitamins - what they are, and why they are so important for proper function of the human body.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
Nutrition Essentials #6: Minerals
This module will assist learners in discovering more about minerals, what they are, and why they are so important for proper function of the human body. Nutrition Essentials is an education series for professionals. This module discusses a few minerals essential for proper function. Discussion includes minerals of concern and those to limit.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00
Nutrition Essentials #7: Water, alcohol & other beverages
Nutrition Essentials is an education series for professionals. This module discusses water, an essential nutrient. Alcohol, because of its caloric content is included. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00