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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3/16 - The quiz on Tuesday will cover information through Study Guide Chapter Three #7.

Please complete the Chapter Study Guides for C1 and C2. We will review your answers before we start Thursday's Lecture. You should read through Chapter Three in the textbook and preview the C3 lecture slides for Thursday. Also, bring in a "good and bad" Food Fact Panel for discussion in class.

  Lecture Slides, Homework Assignments, and Articles of Interest  
  C1 - Nutrition - Everyday Choices  
> 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  
> 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

> 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

> 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

> 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

> 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

> 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
Articles of Interest

C14 - Feeding the World

> Lecture PPt
Home Work Assignments
Articles of Interest

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