The Nutrition Associates degree program prepares graduates for acceptance in to a baccalaureate nutrition program by providing the coursework required in the first two years of a baccalaureate nutrition program.
The program prepares graduates to:
Goal I: Identify the role of nutrients in human health.
- Identify the four major biological compounds and the non-biological molecules found in different types of food and how these are used in the body
- Identify nutritional issues and concerns across the lifespan
- Demonstrate the ability to create a healthy menu based on best current nutritional principles taking into consideration cultural, economic, and available resources
Goal II: Demonstrate an understanding of food safety and sanitation.
- Demonstrate the appropriate techniques for safely preparing, serving and storing food
- Explain the role of microbes in food contamination and food production
Goal III: Demonstrate effective written communications.
- Create a written menu plan using traditional professional literature or online resources from accredited academic, governmental regulatory or professional association sites