Basics of Nutrition
What you'll learn
- Initial Nutrition Concepts - Basic Terms
- Macronutrients - Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids
- Micronutrients - Water Soluble Vitamins, Fat Soluble Vitamins, Minerals (macro minerals, micro minerals, ultra trace minerals)
- Water, Hydration and Hydroelectrolytic Balance
- Calories, Energy Balance e Metabolism
- Phytochemicals - Basics of Phytotherapy and Phytochemicals
- Reference Values - DRIs (RDA, UL, EAR, AI), LOAEL, NOAEL
- What Makes Up a Healthy diet
- Food Pyramid
- Food Guide of the Brazilian Population
- Willingness to watch video lessons and read the basic material.
Welcome to Basics of Nutrition Course!
After watching video lesson you will answer a Quiz - Fixing Exercise on Learned Content
Each class has a Handout that will be available for download. You can choose to read before or after classes. For better fixation of the subject, we recommend reading before and after the video lessons.
References used to prepare the material will be placed in a separate file. For the basic content, we focus on the book "Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies", which presents an accessible language, easy to understand and which defines the main concepts pertinent to the theme. At the end of each chapter, the book brings relevant and controversial topics on Nutrition, leading to various controversies; We kept all the discussions in the book summarized in the teaching material.
Our Complementary Material contains:
References used for course design
91 91-pages "Nutrients and Their Metabolism" Handout - we recommend reading after completing the course.
Complementary Material (optional reading), which includes: "Basic Concepts of Physiology" (17 pages); "Diet, Health and Disease" (14 pages); "Hunger and Global Environment" (6 pages); "Nutrition and Physical Activity" (18 pages); "Life Phase Nutrition" (16 pages); "Nutrition in Pregnant Women and Infants" (15 pages); "Food Safety and Technology" (17 pages)
Extra handouts include more in-depth content relevant to the second module of the course. Therefore, it is recommended to finish all modules and read all background material as it will be a "heavier" reading.
Complementar Complementary material is content that has not been covered in this course. Reading them will bring a better understanding of the terms used in various areas of nutrition.
Who this course is for:
- Students of the Nutrition, Physical Education, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing courses, among others
- Professionals who wish to resume initial concepts on the subject
- Physical Activity Practitioners
O objetivo principal do Sci-Nutri é trazer informação de qualidade para as pessoas, incluindo profissionais da saúde, estudantes ou entusiastas.
Os conteúdos produzidos serão embasados à luz da literatura científica vigente. Todo material utilizado será referenciado e disponibilizado para download em forma de artigos, apostilas ou livros.
Sobre o editor:
Graduação em Nutrição/Psicologia. Tem formação em Psicologia do Esporte pelo Centro de Pesquisa e Consultoria em Psicologia Esporte (CEPPE). Possui Especialização em Nutrição e Metabolismo Aplicados à Atividade Motora pela Escola de Educação Física e Esporte da Universidade de São Paulo (EEFE-USP).
Sci-Nutri's main goal is to bring quality information to people, including healthcare professionals, students and enthusiasts.
All content produced was based on current scientific literature. All material used will be referenced and made available for download through articles, handouts or books.
About the editor:
Degree in Nutrition and Psychology. Degree in Sport Psychology from the Center for Research and Consulting in Sport Psychology (CEPPE). Specialization in Nutrition and Metabolism Applied to Motor Activity by the School of Physical Education and Sport of the University of São Paulo (EEFE-USP).