Published on August 22, 2014
2 Taking This Course Ultimately, it’s not the grade that you “get” in FN 3100 – it’s your ability to apply and translate the information later. Students take this course for many reasons. Most often “it’s required” for your dietetics or nutrition science major, or nutrition minor. Think about why the “powers that be” have decided that learning this material is essential to your career path. What does it mean to you as a future exercise physiologist? long-term care administrator? dietitian? food scientist? health psychologist? It’s completely possible to earn an “A” or “B” without being transformed by your newfound nutritional knowledge, but it would be a pity! Use the quick-fix “diet” vs. long-term “lifestyle change” metaphor to guide your experience… Diet Lifestyle Change You’ve taken a nutrition class before. You grasp the basics. You tend to assume that the textbooks, supplemental readings, and professor tell the same basic story. You are mainly concerned with surface-level information. You are interested in “WHAT” is the recommendation? You’re on a quest to dig deeper. You think critically. You’re aware that the field of nutrition is ever- changing. You seek alternative sources and interpretations. You are curious, passionate, and concerned about “HOW” and “WHY” nutrition matters. Course Policies • Communication is very important. If you have any questions, technical difficulties, or problems with the course, please notify Dr. Ludy or Kendal as soon as possible. • Do NOT chat with your neighbor about non-class related matters during class. • Silence your cell phone and/or other mobile devices before class. • During the class, please refrain from sending emails, updating your Facebook status, reading the BGNews, doing homework for other classes, answering your phone, sleeping, or the like. • In the event of inclement weather, please check the “Announcements” section of Canvas to see if there has been any adjustment to the class meeting schedule. • You are expected to keep up with textbook and supplemental readings on your own. It is impossible to cover everything in class. Exams, assignments, and quizzes are based on class discussions and assigned readings. • Unless otherwise specified, it is not necessary to bring your textbooks to class. Materials for Success Texts Lee R, Nieman D. Nutritional Assessment. 6 th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2013. Snetselaar L. Nutrition Counseling Skills for the Nutrition Care Process, 4 th ed. Boston: Jones and Bartlett; 2009. One copy of each text is on reserve in the Jerome Library and can be checked out in 2 hour increments. Audience Response Device Each student should bring a text-enabled device (e.g., cell phone) to every class. You will participate in class polling by sending text messages. Dry Erase Materials Each student must bring dry erase marker(s) and an eraser or alternative (e.g., rag, old sock, sponge).