2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DEHY 233 - Nutrition

2 CR
This course is a study in the science of nutrition principles and their application. Students will learn about the important role that nutrients play in maintaining general and oral health. Using strategies for disease prevention and health promotion, students will begin to develop and implement the skills needed to improve their own diet and to provide dietary counseling for patients. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program required.
Requisites: (1) Select one course from CHEM 100  or CHEM 110  with at least a grade of C (AND) (2) Take DEHY 121  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify nutrition standards and guidelines.
  2. Analyze food labels.
  3. Analyze your own diet using Diet Analysis Plus software.
  4. Examine the role of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins in a healthy diet.
  5. Correlate each vitamin and mineral with its purpose and food source.
  6. Identify the causes of energy imbalance and associated health risks.
  7. Examine the ways that nutrients affect the health of the teeth and periodontium.
  8. Demonstrate the principles of diet screening and assessment relating to caries risk.
  9. Determine how nutrient needs change throughout the life cycle.
  10. Select a disease related to diet and lifestyle, and research what lifestyle changes can be made to prevent or minimize the disease.