Fundamentals of Nutrition
BIO 1400 - W2018 / Macomb Community College
Cliff Belleau - Adjunct Instructor
 
 
 
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  "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." - Michael Pollan  

     
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4/19/2018 - The due date for the Diet Analysis Paper has been changed to May 1st. We will have a quiz at the beginning of Tuesday's class. After the quiz I will answer any questions that you may have about the diet paper and review the work you have completed on your paper. So please bring all of your data, printed reports, your analysis of your diet, and your introduction.

 
     
  Lecture Slides, Homework Assignments, and Articles of Interest  
 
 
  C1 - Nutrition - Everyday Choices  
 
 
 
Lecture
> Welcome / Orientation
> C1-Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C1 - Nutrition: Everyday Choices
   
Home Work Assignments
> NIH Body Mass Calculator (What is your BMI?)
> Wallet Size Portion-Size Guide (Print this document)
> Refrigerator Size Portion-Size Guide
> British and American Variances
> Measurement Equivalents (American Standard VS Metric)
   
Articles of Interest
> Why Phones and Computers Are Not Allowed in Lecture
> Physicist Seeks to "Lose the Lecture" as Teaching Tool
> Color Wheel of Phytochemical in Food
> List of Phytochemicals in Food
> Phytochemicals and Their Role in Obesity
   
 
 
 
  C2 - Guidelines for a Healthy Diet  
 
 
 
Lecture
> C2-Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C2- Guidelines For A Healthy Diet
   
Home Work Assignments (Section under repair!)
> The Scientific Method
> Anatomy of a Food Label
> Calories in a Sandwich
> Food Label Calculation (1)
> Food Label Calculations (2)
> Nutrient Density
> Water Content of Food
> How Many Colors Are In Your Dinner?
   
Articles of Interest
> Better Health With Good Food Choices
> 10 States With the Deadliest Eating Habits
> Six Good Breakfast Meals (Still Not the Best!)
> Food Labels
   

C3 - Digestion: From Meals to Molecules

Lecture
> C3-Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C3 - Digestion: From Meals to Molecules
   
Home Work Assignments
> Active Transport by Group Translocation
> Biochemical Pathway
> Digestion Metabolism Overview
> DNA Structure
> Enzyme Action and Hydrolysis of Sucrose
> Hormones and Gastric Secretion
> How Diffusion Works
> Organs of Digestion
> Reflexes in the Colon
> Renal Process
> Absorption of Nutrients
> Blood Flow During Absorption
 
Articles of Interest
> 10 Things Never to Eat From Vending Macine
> Worst Foods in America
> 20 Worst Salty Foods in America
> Beware: Misleading Ingredient Names Explained
   

C4 - Carbohydrates: Surgars, Starches, and Fibers

Lecture
> C4-Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C4- Carbohydrates
   
Home Work Assignments
> Blood Sugar Regulation in Diabetics
> Comparing Carbohydrates
> Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates
> Glucose Metabolism
> Regulation of Glucose Metabolism
> Maintaing Normal Blood Glucose Levels
> Blood Glucose Regulation
   
Articles of Interest
> Low Carbohydrate Benefits
> Seaweed: New Hip Food
> Are Energy Drinks Dangerous to Your Health
> Nine Scariest Food Facts
> Food vs Minutes of Exercise
   

C5 - Lipids: Fats, Phospholipids, and Sterols

Lecture
> C5-Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C5- Lipids
   
Home Work Assignments
> Absorption and Digestion of Lipids
> Lipid Transport
> Metabolism of Lipids
   
Articles of Interest
> Lipoprotein Metabolism
> Trans Fat FDA
> Obesity by the Numbers
   

C6 - Proteins and Amino Acids

Lecture
> C6-Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C6- Proteins
   
Home Work Assignments
> Digestion and Absorption of Proteins
> Metabolism of Proteins
> Complementary Proteins
> Limiting Amino Acids
> Protein and Muscle Production
> Protein Denaturation
   
Articles of Interest
> Gluten Sensitivity / It's Related to But Not Celiac Disease
> Portion Sizes Now and Then
> Sizing Up Food Portion Sizes
   

C7 - Vitamins

Lecture
> C7-Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C7- Vitamins
   
Home Work Assignments
> Vitamins Acting as Coenzymes
> Vitamin B12 Role in Metabolism
> Action of Antioxidants
> Body Mass Index
> Bomb Calorimeter
> Energy for Activity
   
Articles of Interest
> Twenty Worst Foods in America
> Worst Restaurant Breakfasts in America
> Ten States with the Deadliest Eating Habits
> Six Good Breakfast Meals
> What is the Average American Diet? (Hint: it is not good!)
> Obesity By the Numbers
> Ten Worst Fast-Food Meals
   

C8 - Water and Minerals

> Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C8- Water & Minerals
   
Home Work Assignments
> Acid Base Balance
   
Articles of Interest
> Scientist find "master gene" for obesity.
> Sugar Should Be Regulated as Toxin
   

C9 - Energy Balance and Weight Management

> Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C9- Energy Balance and Weight Management
   
Home Work Assignments
> Hormonal Communication
> How Osmosis Works
> Nerve Implulse
> Water Content of Food
   
Articles of Interest
>  
   

C10 - Nutrition, Fitmess, and Physical Activity

> Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C10- Fftness and Physical Activity
   
Home Work Assignments
> Hemolysis and Crenation
   
Articles of Interest
> Phytochemicals in Food
> Phytochemicals Help to Fight Obesity
> Color Wheel of Phytochemicals
   

C11 - Nutrition During Pregnancy and Infancy

> Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C11-Pregnancy and Infancy
   
Home Work Assignments
> Bone Growth in Width
> Osteoporosis
   
Articles of Interest
> Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome
> How Breast Milk Protects Newborns
   

C12 - Nutrition From 1 to 100

> Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C12-1 to 100
   
Home Work Assignments
> B Vitamins
> Hemoglobin Breakdown
   
Articles of Interest
>  
   

C13 - How Safe is Our Food Supply?

> Lecture PPt
   
Study Guide
> C13- How Safe Is Our Food Supply?
   
Home Work Assignments
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Articles of Interest
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C14 - Feeding the World

> Lecture PPt
   
Home Work Assignments
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Articles of Interest
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Valued Web Resources

> National Institutes of Health
> Center for Disease Control and Prevention
> American Council on Science & Health
> Food and Drug Administration
> Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Eat Right)
> United States Department of Agriculture Choose "MyPlate.Gov"
> Fork Over Knives - Learn How to Transition to a Safer Diet
> Nutrition Data / Create "Food Fact Labels"
> Calorie King for Food Awareness
> Go Dairy Free
> Environmental Working Group
> National Council Against Health Fraud
> Quackwatch: Outrageous "Claims" in Advertising
   

Recommended Books for Health Care Professionals

> The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler, MD
> The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better,
Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid
> Food Inc. by Robert Kenner : Watch on YouTube a brief introduction to this important award winning documentary about "the food-industrial complex".
> Food Inc.  / Reviews by Los Angeles Times, Variety, Entertainment Weekly :  Visit Mr. Kenner's official site to find reviews and detailed information about this important work.
   
> My iProfile