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Brooklyn College Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences


HNSC 1200 TR9 Fundamentals of Nutrition
Syllabus Fall 2013
Tues & Thurs 9:30 10:45 AM; 3 credits (1141N)
Tel: Leave message with dept. office: 718.951.5026

Instructor: Raizy Weinreb MPH, RD


E-mail: rweinreb@brooklyn.cuny.edu

OFFICE HOURS: Tues, 11:00 12:00PM; 4123N (adjunct room)


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fundamental principles of nutrition as they relate to optimum health of the individual


and the family. Social, economic, and educational implications. Evaluation of various
mass media relating to the field.
Course does not satisfy department requirement for students majoring in foods and
nutrition.
Not open to students who are enrolled in or who have completed HNSC 2210.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to

identify the major functions of nutrients and describe how the energy-yielding nutrients
are digested and absorbed by the body.
compare the nutrient content of one food product or brand to a similar product, given
examples of Nutrition Facts labels.
identify and employ the five elements of a S.M.A.R.T. goal to formulate a S.M.A.R.T.
nutrition goal.
discuss how to achieve energy balance and a healthy body weight.
analyze personal diet and evaluate appropriateness to improve/maintain health.
defend Ellyn Satters concepts of the feeding relationship and eating competence
and apply them to meal and snack planning and family meals.

TEXTBOOK and SOFTWARE


TEXTBOOK: NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES (REQUIRED)

Author:
Edition:
ISBN:
Publisher:
Price

Sizer/Whitney
13 (*)
1133603181
Cengage Learning
$194.99

(*) 12th Edition may be used. ISBN-10: 0538734949.

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SOFTWARE: CD-ROM (REQUIRED)

Publisher:
Edition:
ISBN-10:

Cengage Learning
9.0 (*)
0495387657

(*) Diet Analysis Plus 8.0 may be used.

Diet Analysis Plus 8.0 and 9.0 accessible on campus:

W.E.B. (version 8.0)

Library Caf (version 9.0 on F-section computers)

COURSE GRADE DETERMINATION

Grading based on a straight scale (i.e. no curve) from A to F. Less than 60 is F or failed.
DD
D+

60.0 63.2
63.3 66.5
66.6 69.9

CC
C+

70.0 73.2
73.3 76.5
76.6 79.9

BB
B+

80.0 83.2
83.3 86.5
86.6 89.9

AA

90.0 93.2
93.3 100

COURSE GRADE COMPONENTS

Midterm
Diet analysis project (DAP)
Final exam

Thurs, Oct 24
Tues, Nov 26
Tues, Dec 17

40%
20%
40% (not cumulative)

EXAMS

Midterm grades will be posted to Blackboard within the following three classes. Exams may be
reviewed by appointment.
Exam format: Multiple choices, true and false, and/or matching.
EXTRA CREDIT

There are several extra credit questions on the final exam.


Questions will be posted to Blackboard one week prior to the final exam.

MAKE-UP EXAMS

Midterm exam
A makeup assessment may be offered if there is a documented medical situation or other
qualifying emergency. If you have an emergency and must be absent for an exam, contact by
email is expected as soon as possible, preferably before the exam. If the instructor agrees that a
makeup is warranted, documentation must be presented immediately following the absence and
before a makeup is given. The makeup must be taken within one week of the missed exam.
Final exam
If a student misses the final exam, a grade of ABS is given.

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How do I resolve an ABS grade?
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/about/offices/caass/faq.php

You must make yourself aware of the two deadlines that pertain to an ABS grade:

the deadline to file your documentation to get approval to take the exam and pay for it,
and
the deadline to take the exam.

Both deadlines are listed on the college calendar. You must have official documentation stating
why you missed the final exam and bring this to your appointment with an adviser. If the adviser
approves your appeal, he or she will advise you to pay for the exam at Enrollment Services
Center. Once you have been approved and paid for the ABS, contact your professor to schedule
your exam by the published deadline. After your grade is awarded, the department will enter it
online. Remember, you must get CAASS permission prior to taking an ABS exam.
STUDY GUIDES

An exam study guide will be posted to Blackboard a week before the exam.
POWERPOINT SLIDES

PowerPoint slides are NOT posted to Blackboard.


Taking photos of slides is NOT permitted.

DIET ANALYSIS PROJECT (DAP)

Part

Review Date

1&2

Tues, 9/3

Tues, 10/29

1, 2, & 3

Due Date
-ByThurs, 10/10 (*)

Late Submission Penalty

Tues, 11/26 (*1)

2 points (2% course grade)

2 points (2% course grade)

(*) SUBMISSION (1 & 2)

Must include
1. Relevant sections of 3-day average printout (see DAP instructions: p.2, box)
2. Food Record Intake Forms (manual food records)

Staple each days Food Record Intake Form to its matching Complete Intake
Spreadsheet printout.

Submission should be stapled, securely clipped, or in a PLAIN folder.

Approved projects will be returned with Intake and DRI Goals Compared page initialed
by me and will state: parts 1&2 OK.

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(*1) SUBMISSION (1, 2, & 3)

If unable to attend class on due date you may have a classmate submit your project OR you
may email me completed answer sheets before the end of the due-date class. Originals
must be submitted the following class.

Projects not submitted by last day of class will not be counted toward the course grade.

Projects not picked up by the final exam date will be discarded.

INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES
UNIVERSITYS POLICY ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

The faculty and administration of Brooklyn College support an environment free from cheating
and plagiarism. Each student is responsible for being aware of what constitutes cheating and
plagiarism and for avoiding both. The complete text of the CUNY Academic Integrity Policy and
the Brooklyn College procedure for implementing that policy can be found at this site:
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/policies. If a faculty member suspects a violation of
academic integrity and, upon investigation, confirms that violation, or if the student admits the
violation, the faculty member MUST report the violation.
ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Students should read carefully and thoroughly the 2011-2012 Brooklyn College Bulletin,
especially pp. 27-74, for a complete listing of academic regulations of the College.
CENTER FOR STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES (CSDS)

Students who have a documented disability or suspect they may have a disability are invited to
set up an appointment with the Director of the Center for Student Disability Services, Ms.
Valerie Stewart-Lovell at 718-951-5538. If you have already registered with the Center for
Student Disability Services, please provide your professor with the course accommodation form
and discuss your specific accommodation with him/her as soon as possible and at an
appropriate time.
STUDENT ABSENCE ON ACCOUNT OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF

A student who, for religious reasons, does not attend classes on a particular day or days shall be
excused from any examination or other work. The student shall have equivalent opportunity to
make up any examination or study or work requirements. For a full description of the policy,
consult page 49 of the Brooklyn College Bulletin.

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COURSE POLICIES
Absence and Lateness

A sign-in sheet will be passed around at the start of each class

If you are absent contact a classmate not me for material covered in class. As such, it is
advised that you obtain contact information from one or two classmates at the start of the
semester.

Latecomer seating: The last row will be left empty for latecomers. DO NOT disrupt class
by crossing the room to seat yourself.

You are to inform me via email in the event of an emergency or long-term illness.

Other Classroom Rules

Telephone use, including text messaging, is not allowed during class. All phones must be
off or on vibrate. You will receive two warnings after which you will lose 3 points from
your final average. If an emergency arises and you must take a message, please leave the
room.

Laptop use for anything other than note taking is NOT allowed. If it APPEARS to me
otherwise you will receive two warnings after which you will lose 3 points from your
final average.

Class is only 75 minutes long. There is no reason to get up in the middle of class and
leave the room except for emergencies. If you have a medical reason to leave the room
during class, please discuss with me so accommodations can be made.

Eating is not permitted in class. Drinking is permitted.

Email Correspondence

Always put HNSC 1200 TR9 [Your Name Here] in the subject line. Emails received
with a blank subject line are deleted unread.

I respond to emails Monday through Thursday usually within 24 to 36 hours. Emails


sent Thursday, after 6:00PM, through Sunday will not be acknowledged before Monday.

There will be no response to your email if the answer to your question is contained
within the syllabus. For example: What chapters are on the exam?

Email is a formal means of communication in the context of school or work. As such, it


must contain a salutation and signature. Use polite language, capital letters, and
punctuation. Avoid abbreviations, slang, and cuteness.

FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION
DATE

TOPIC

CHAPTER

8/29

Food Choices and Human Health

9/3

Food Choices and Human Health (contd.)

Nutrition Tools Standards and Guidelines

DAP REVIEW: PARTS 1 & 2


9/10

Nutrition Tools Standards and Guidelines (contd.)

9/12

Food Safety

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9/17

The Digestive System

9/19

NO CLASS
BLACKBOARD: MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENT THIN

9/24

CHO: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber

BLACKBOARD: Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals


9/26

NO CLASS
BLACKBOARD: MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENT ecSatter

10/1

CHO: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber (contd.)

10/3

CHO: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber (contd.)

Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols

Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols (contd.)

10/8

FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION
DATE
10/10

TOPIC

CHAPTER

Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols (contd.)

Proteins and Amino Acids; Vegetarianism

DAP DUE: PARTS 1 & 2


10/17

Proteins and Amino Acids; Vegetarianism (contd.)

10/22

Vitamins (fat-soluble & water-soluble)

10/24

MIDTERM (CH. 1-6, 12)

10/29

Vitamins (fat-soluble & water-soluble) (contd.)

DAP REVIEW: PART 3


10/31

Vitamins (fat-soluble & water-soluble) (contd.)

Water and Minerals (major & trace)

11/5

Water and Minerals (major & trace) (contd.)

11/7

Water and Minerals (major & trace) (contd.)

11/12

Water and Minerals (major & trace) (contd.)

11/14

Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight

11/19

Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight (contd.)

11/21

Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight (contd.)

11/26

Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight (contd.)

DAP DUE: PARTS 1, 2, & 3

FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION
DATE

TOPIC

CHAPTER

12/3

Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight (contd.)

12/5

Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant

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12/10

Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant (contd.)

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BLACKBOARD: SATTER SUPPLEMENTAL READING


12/12

Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant (contd.)

12/19

FINAL EXAM (CH. 7 9, & 13)


(8:00 10:00AM)

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TEXTBOOK READING
Chapter 1

The Human body and Its Food (6-9)


Challenge of Choosing Food (9-13)
Can I Trust the Media (17)

Chapter 2

Nutrient Recommendations (32-37)


Checking Out Food Labels (49-57)
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SKIP: A Consumers Guide to Controlling Portion Sizes (50-51)

Chapter 12

SKIP

Chapter 3

The Digestive Tract (82-94)

Chapter 4

All

Chapter 5

Introducing Lipids (157-160)


A Closer Look at Lipids (160-164)
Lipids in Body (164-166)
Dietary Fat, Cholesterol and Health (168-173)
Essential PUFA (174-176)
Effects of Processing on Unsat Fat (178-181)
Fat in Diet (181-185)

Chapter 6

SKIP
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Fig 6-6 (204)


Consumer guide (214-215)
Food Feature (221-223)

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Chapter 7

Vitamin A: SKIP measuring beta-carotene (242)


Vitamins D& E: ALL
Vitamin K: SKIP Toxicity (252)
Vitamin C: SKIP Toxicity and Recommendations (256)
Thiamin: ALL
Niacin: SKIP Toxicity and Recommendations
Folate: ALL
Vitamin B12: ALL

Chapter 8

Water: ALL
Calcium: ALL
Magnesium: ALL
Sodium: ALL
Potassium: ALL
Iodine: ALL
Iron: ALL
Zinc: ALL

Chapter 9

The Problems of Too Little or Too Much Body Fat: ALL


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SKIP: DRI Method of EER

Bodyweight vs. Bodyfatness: ALL


The Appetite and Its Control: ALL
How Body Loses and Gains Weight: ALL
Medical Treatment of Obesity: ALL
Controversy 9: The Perils of Eating Disorders: ALL

Chapter 13

Satter supplemental reading (posted to ANGEL)

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Newsletters / Publications / Resources
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Am I Hungry?
This deceptively simple question is the answer to ending your struggle with
weight and food without restriction, without deprivation and without guilt.
www.amihungry.com

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The Center for Mindful Eating


www.tcme.org
Student membership: $25.00

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Ellyn Satter Associates


Ellyn Satter is an internationally recognized authority of eating and feeding.
Website contains resources to enhance competent eating and feeding skills
throughout the life cycle.
www.ellynsatter.com

4.

Feeding Kids Newsletter


http://nutritionforkids.com/Feeding_Kids.htm
Price: Free access online

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Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think


www.mindlesseating.org
www.foodpsychology.cornell.edu

6.

Nutrition Action Healthletter


1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
www.cspinet.org
Introductory price: $10.00 (10 Issues)

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The Nutrition Source Harvard School of Public Health


The Nutrition Source aims to provide timely, evidence-based information on diet
and nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals, and the public.
www.thenutritionsource.org

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Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)


The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) offers fact sheets give current overview
of individual vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements.
http://ods.od.nih.gov/