In this one-day, one semester course, students take an in-depth look at the major macronutrients in food (fats, proteins and carbohydrates) and how the human body uses them. The class also studies vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Topics include the Standard American Diet, the changing USA food pyramid, the U.S. food industry and the nutritionl recommendations of the FDA. These relatively modern views of nutrition are contrasted with age-old, universally held, traditional views on nutrition that have been practiced for millennia by cultures around the world. The traditional view is based on whole, unprocessed, unrefined foods of both animal and vegetable origin, including raw foods. Students explore the link between health and the food they eat. Students prepare and sample different kinds of food as they study them.
Students Who Should Take This Class:
All high school students should take this class
The fees cover all handouts, copies, and materials used during class.
No Textbook is required
Information will come from
the following sources:
Real Food Nutrition and Health
by Kristin Michaelis
by Sally Fallon.
Susan Quiroz is a homeschool mom of 20+ years with a passion for nutrition. She has studied nutrition informally for over a decade, and has put into practice much of what she has learned in her own family with remarkable health results. She is excited and thrilled to be able to teach this course on nutrition from both a standard and traditional viewpoint.