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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nutrition (BIO208)


Version 1 and 2: 39 hours (13 weeks).

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

Version 1:  September 2009 - Mach 2016. Version 2: April 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate a basic knowledge of the six key nutrients and describe their food sources and functions in the body; discuss the digestion process; devise a dietary pattern which meets human needs at various life cycle states; identify the basic principles of nutrition and factors influencing diet, and discuss the relation of food consumption to physical and mental health; recognize socio-economic, cultural and psychological factors; explain the relationship between energy balance and weight management; analyze factors involved in modified diets; analyze food intake according to RDA's, the pyramid and exchange lists; implement a personal dietary assessment; interpret food label information and apply nutrition principles to make modifications; adapt recipes; relate nutrition to health concerns; discuss research studies and controversial issues in nutrition; identify tenets of successful goal setting and behavior change; determine a fad diet from healthy eating; explain the basis of eating disorders and body image disturbances, their prevention and causes; and experience varied exercise mediums and explain the components of fitness.


Topics covered are: digestion, absorption of nutrients, carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins and mineral requirements, additives, fads, diet, exercise and body response, socioeconomic influences on nutritional habits, and culture and consumer concerns. Methods of instruction include lecture and lab exercises. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Science or Nutrition (2/11). Version 2:  In the associate degree/certificate category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Science or Nutrition (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).