Foods and Nutrition

Division: Natural Sciences

Rita Higgins
Colleen Kvaska
Michelle Loy
Kristy Richardson

FOOD 060 F Foods for Fitness 2 Units

18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course presents nutrition information to enhance knowledge about food choices. The principles of nutrition and food preparation are presented in a non-technical format. Students are able to apply new knowledge to their personal fitness, diet, and health goals. Labs include the planning and preparation of foods which are emphasized in the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (Degree Credit)

FOOD 070 F  Nutrition Concepts and Food Preparation for Vegetarians 2 Units

18 hours lecture with 54 hours lab per term. This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of the vegetarian diet with practical applications in food preparation. Emphasis will be on the practical preparation of health-promoting food for the lacto, lacto-ovo vegetarian and vegan.

FOOD 102 F  Introduction to Foods (formerly FOOD 101AF) 3 Units

36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the fundamental scientific principles involved in food preparation, as well as practical experience in applying these principles to a wide variety of foods representative of those consumed in the U.S. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in utilizing appropriate basic scientific methodology to study the components of food and food products; and on acquiring a knowledge of, as well as applying, generally-accepted quality standards to such foods and food products. (CSU) (C-ID: NUTR 120)

FOOD 110 F Food Safety and Sanitation 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. In this course, students will examine basic principles of food safety and sanitation applied in the food service industry to comply with state regulations. Emphasis is placed on cause and control of foodborne illnesses, personal hygiene, food processing and storage methods, general safety regulations and accident prevention. National food handler or manager certification exam will be given (CSU) (Degree Credit)

FOOD 130 F Cultural Aspects of Food 3 Units

36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course examines food as an expression of cultural unity and diversity. Students will investigate the many cultural influences on food choices and patterns. Preparation techniques and products from a variety of traditions as practiced in the United States will be explored. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

NUTR 100 F  Careers in Nutrition and Foods 2 Units

36 hours lecture per term. This course will explore careers in nutrition and foods such as dietetics, culinary arts, hospitality, and food science. Trends, future employment projections, and employment opportunities will also be emphasized. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

NUTR 210 F Human Nutrition 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to the science of nutrition. Major principles, functions and sources of nutrients are discussed, as well as their relationship to health and disease. Chemistry and physiology are also discussed as they related to nutrition. General application as it pertains to today's health and disease, as well as, chemistry and physiology as they relate to nutrition students is stressed. Students will analyze their food intake. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE (C-ID: NUTR 110)

NUTR 210HF Honors Human Nutrition 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is an introduction to the science of nutrition. Emphasis will be placed on major principles, functions and sources of nutrients, health and disease, as well as chemistry and physiology as they relate to nutrition. Application and development of the student's ability to critically evaluate current nutrition issues is stressed. Students will analyze their food intake. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE (C-ID: NUTR 110)