OTH080: Nutrition and Wellness (Elective)

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

This one-semester elective course provides students with an overview of good nutrition principles that are necessary for physical and mental wellness and a long, healthy life. Instructional materials include discussions of digestion, basic nutrients, weight management, sports and fitness, and life-span nutrition. The Nutrition and Wellness course emphasizes an understanding of today's food and eating trends and gives students the capacity to intelligently evaluate all available sources of nutrition information and make informed decisions. Unit topics include a course introduction, wellness and food choices in today's world, digestion and major nutrients, and body size and weight management.

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Course Length

One Semester

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Course Introduction

  • Getting Started
  • Research Paper

Unit 2: Wellness and Food Choices in Today's World

  • Influences in Food Habits and Consumption Trends
  • Food Selection Guides and Evaluations
  • Reading Food Labels
  • Foodborne Illness and Safety of Food Supply
  • Community Sources of Nutrition and Wellness

Unit 3: Digestion and Major Nutrients

  • Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals

Unit 4: Body Size and Weight Management

  • Calculating and Interpreting Body Measurements
  • Function and Regulation of Body Fat Levels
  • Culture, Body Image, and Genetics
  • Evaluating Diet Programs and Products
  • Eating Disorders
  • Developing a Wellness Approach to Body Size

Unit 5: Physical Fitness, Sports Nutrition, and Stress

  • Nutrient and Energy Pathways
  • Fitness and Physical Activity in Wellness
  • Athletic Performance and Nutritional Needs
  • Use of Diet Supplements and Ergogenic Aids in Sports
  • Body Response and Nutrition Changes in Stress

Unit 6: Life Cycle Nutrition

  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  • Infants
  • Childhood
  • Adolescent
  • Adulthood
  • Frail Elderly
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling