Nutrition (GB 385)
Spring 2017

instructor: Dwight Moore, Ph.D.
office - Science Hall 144
phone - 620-341-5611
email -    (put "nutrition" in the subject line)

office hours:    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 - 12:00; Thursday 9:00 - 11:00; and by appointment. In addition, if I am in my office and not already talking with another person, feel free to stop in.    my schedule

text:Byrd-Bredbenner, C., G. Moe, D. Beshgetoor, and J. Berning. 2016. Wardlaw's Perspectives in Nutrition, 10th ed. McGraw-Hill, Inc. New York. (required)

ESHA Research. 2009. NutritionCalc Plus. McGraw-Hill, Inc. New York. You can also purchase immediate access from

Both are bundled together in a single package and cheaper than when purchased separately

section:GB 385, MWF 12:00 - 12:50, Cremer Hall 518

I. course description:

The course, nutrition, is a study of the relationship of nutrition to the health of the individual as related to food and the ability of the body to utilize it. Emphasis is on normal nutrition and the interrelationships of nutrients. Application is made to the nutritional requirements of infancy, childhood, adolescence, the reproductive period, and later years. Each student evaluates his/her nutritional intake by means of a personal diet record and assessment.

II. objectives III. pre-requisites:

One laboratory course in biology or chemistry, though one course in each area would be very beneficial.

IV. course organization:

Material will be presented primarily in the form of lectures and reading assignments from the text. Lecture will cover the points to be learned and will direct your study from the text. You can not expect to do well in nutrition without intensive study outside of lecture (2 hours of study for every hour in class). The material presented in the latter part of the course will be based on material presented in the first part of the course, therefore you will have to commit the material to long term memory. In addition, the final exam is comprehensive. Before you take each examination, you should have intensively studied for 20 hours. Those 20 hours should have been spread out over at least 2 weeks.

V. grading:

Your grade will be determined based upon the total points earned on examinations and the diet self-study exercises. There is no provision for doing extra or outside work to improve your grade.

A  = 92.0% to 100%
A-  = 89.0% to 91.9%
B+  = 86.0% to 88.9%
B  = 83.0% to 85.9%
B-  = 79.0% to 82.9%
C+  = 76.0% to 78.9%
C  = 70.0% to 75.9%
D  = 60.0% to 69.9%
F < 60.0%

examinations: Three tests plus a final exam are scheduled for the semester (see class schedule). The final exam is comprehensive. Each test is worth 100 points. The final exam is worth 200 points, approximately 100 points over material since the last test and approximately 100 points over material from the previous three tests. This yields 500 possible points on the exams. If you have to miss an exam for whatever reason, I would appreciate it if you would make arrangements before hand to take the exam. If you have to miss an examination, I am willing to listen to excuses but I may not accept your excuse as valid and I will likely require documentation. For instance, if you decide that you are too ill to take an exam, you need to be ill enough that you went to the doctor that day and you have a note from the doctor that can be verified. The make up exam will not be the same test as that taken by the rest of the class. Be sure to review the Policies on Academic Dishonesty of Emporia State University and the Department of Biological Sciences.

Electronic dictionaries, cellphones, or calculators with a memory are not permitted during examinations. If you are an international student and a non-native speaker of English, you may use a paper version of a general English/your native language dictionary. You may not use a medical or scientific dictionary. Use of such devices will constitute cheating and be dealt with accordingly.

diet self-study exercises: Each exercise is described in a separate handout. There are 8 of these during the semester and you cannot drop any that you fail to turn in. Whereas you are working to become a professional who works with people who are likely to make appointments with you, whereas it is reasonable to assume that when a patient or client shows up he/she will be expecting you to have done your homework and be prepared to work with them in an appropiate and efficient manner, and whereas when you have not done your homework it reflects poorly on you as a professional, therefore your assignments will not be accepted late for any reason. Late is anytime after the start of class, which is 12:00 for this semester. If you feel that you are going to be sick or you have to miss class, then you must turn it in early to me. Self-study folders found under my office door or in my mailbox after class will be considered late. You must do you own diet self-study. If you copy your data, the analysis, or possible dietary changes from another student or another source, I will give you a zero grade on all of the diet self-study assignments. If you have done a diet analysis for another course or for this course in another semester, you cannot use that study for this course. You must do a new diet study for your diet for this semester. Be sure to review the Policies on Academic Dishonesty of Emporia State University and the Department of Biological Sciences.

VI. attendance:

I will sometimes take attendance, even though I will not count lack of attendance against you. However, if you do not come to class, you will be unable to check if your understanding of the material is adequate. You should be committed enough to your education to come to class, otherwise you are just wasting your money. Of course, lack of attendance on days when assignments are due will lower your grade.

VII. academic dishonesty:

Any student who permits another student to use his/her work will have his/her grade reduced accordingly. Finally, any copying or other forms of cheating during a test will result in a zero on that exam. The Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences will be informed of all acts of academic dishonesty and the action taken against the offender. Your name will also be put on a list in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

VIII. accommodations for disabilities:

Emporia State University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students need to contact the Director of Disability Services (Plumb Hall 106, 341-6637) and the professor as early in the semester as possible to ensure that classroom and academic accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. All communication concerning this matter between students, the Office of Disability Services, and the professor will be strictly confidential.

IX. important and useful information from the registrar.


Days that tests will occur.

18 Janintroduction, nutrients
20 Janenergy calculations, nutrition assessment
23 Jandiet and health, evaluating claims, dietary reference intakes, nutrient density
25 Jandaily values, food labels, food claims, energy density
27 Jandietary guidelines,
30 Janfood production, food additives
1 Febanatomy of digestive tract
3 Febabsorption and digestion, carbohydrate structure
diet exercise 1 is due
6 Febcarbohydrate metabolism and health effects
8 Feblipids; fatty acid structure
10 Febexam I
13 Febcholesterol metabolism
diet exercise 2 is due
15 Feblipid digestion, absorption, and transport
17 Feblipids and health effects, protein stucture
20 Febprotein function and quality
diet exercise 3 is due
22 Febprotein digestion
24 Febprotein metabolism and health effects, intro to metabolism
27 Febreduction - oxidation reactions
diet exercise 4 is due
1 Marcarbohydrate and fat metabolism
3 Marprotein and alcohol metabolism, ketones, genetics
6 Marenergy balance and metabolic rate
diet exercise 5 is due
8 Marexam II
10 Marbody composition
13 Marcontrol of body weight
15 Marmorbid obesity, eating disorders
17 Marexercise programs, muscle metabolism
20 MarNo class, Spring Break
22 MarNo class, Spring Break
24 MarNo class, Spring Break
27 Marmuscle types, energy sources
29 Marfluids, intro to vitamins
31 Marvitamin A
3 Aprvitamins D and E
diet exercise 6 is due
5 Aprvitamin K, thiamine, riboflavin
last day for a withdrawal without the permission of the vice president of academic affairs.
7 Aprexam III
10 Aprniacin to folate
12 Aprvitamin B12 and C, choline
14 Aprwater balance and major minerals
diet exercise 7 is due
17 Aprsodium, potassium, chloride
19 Aprtrace minerals, iron, zinc
21 Aprother trace minerals
24 Aprpregnancy
26 Aprlactation, childhood nutrition
28 Aprchildhood nutrition
diet exercise 8 is due
1 Mayadult nutrition
3 Mayadult nutrition
5 Mayolder adult nutrition
8 May final exam Monday, 8:00,
(60% from the first three exams plus 40% from new material).

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