CULA1301 Culinary Arts Nutrition

The study of nutrition principles and the relationship of food to health from the perspective of culinary professionals. Students become familiar with the structure, function, and sources of nutrients including protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. Current dietary guidelines, energy balance, food fads and trends are discussed. Students prepare traditional and nutritionally modified recipes.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify current USDA My Pyramid principles and food groups
List the nutrient contributions of each food group
Develop recipes and menus using dietary guide-line recommendations, food guides and food labels
List the primary characteristics, functions and sources of vitamins, water and minerals
Describe the process of human digestion
Identify common food allergies and determine appropriate substitutions for gluten, sugar, and lactose free diets
Demonstrate cooking techniques and storage principles and portion sizes for maximum retention of nutrients and effective weight management
Discuss contemporary nutritional issues including weight management, exercise, vegetarianism, heart healthy menus and religious dietary laws

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details