Healthy Nutrition 101



The overall goal of this Healthy Nutrition course is to assist young people in learning valuable life skills that will enable them to meet the challenges they will encounter in regard to their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. The increase of onset (type 2) diabetes, obesity, lack of energy, slower mental and muscle response, and other health risks in children, teenagers, and young adults are, in part, due to poor nutritional choices. Education is a fundamental tool for guiding young people toward a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.

As young people learn essential facts about the correlation between nutrition and health, they also learn to make informed, wise, and good decisions. Comparing current nutritional lifestyles to a beneficial and preferred lifestyle increases knowledge of total well-being.  Healthy nutrition which promotes long-term health and deters harmful risks will help students choose a healthy, fulfilling, and more rewarding life!

The Web for online learning is the preferred method of instructional delivery for several reasons.  The Online course serves as a supplement to the face-to-face instruction.  It is a perpetual source of information where students have access 24/7. Content can be easily updated to reflect the latest nutritional facts, data, and information.  Furthermore, dialogue amongst students can occur in discussions, blogs, or private messaging which builds a community of learners and encourages a supportive social network.