Foods and Nutrients II

Description

The course provides an introduction to food and the nutrients they contain, with special emphasis on the essential nutrients. The concepts of food analysis and food databases and how they are used, will be covered. The government and food industry bodies which regulate and/or inform food professionals and consumers on foods and nutrients will also be covered.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand how food composition tables are generated and used to record and analyse food intake including using appropriate computer programs;

2. Understand how the dietary guidelines and models for healthy eating are generated and regulated and how they are used as tools for improving food consumption;

3. Understand the requirements and regulation for food labelling and to critically analyse messages on labels and in advertisements;

4. Identify the various sectors of the government and food industry and recognise their role in providing safe and nutritious food;

5. Describe the nutrients we need from foods and their related health issues.

Content

Course content includes:

  1. Food composition tables and their use.
  2. Dietary guidelines and models for healthy eating.
  3. Introduction to recommended dietary intakes and how they are generated and regulated.
  4. Macronutrients and micronutrients, their presence in foods and their health related issues.
  5. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
  6. Nutrient and health claims on food labels as advertisements.
  7. The Australian Food and Nutrition Policies and Regulations
  8. Non-government health agencies, eg. National Heart Foundation, Diabetes Australia, etc.

Assessment Items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Practical Exercises, Reports and Quizzes

Formal Examination: Mid-Semester Test and Formal Final Exams

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term