OpenUW: A series of free courses presented by UW Educational Outreach
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 Introduction
Introduction
 Part 1
Part One: What's True About Nutrition?
 Part 2
Part Two: Calories, Carbohydrate, Fiber, and Fat
 Part 3
Part Three: Protein, Vitamins, and Minerals
 Part 4
Part Four: Nutrition and Weight Loss
 Conclusion
Conclusion
Energy, Weight and Diet*

INTRODUCTION | PAGE 1, 2, Quiz

Energy, Diet & Weight



This OpenUW course is intended for learners with little or no science background. It is designed to help you understand nutrition fundamentals so that you can perceive the relationship between energy, diet, and weight, and make changes in your eating habits, if necessary, so that you experience the best in physical, emotional, and mental health.

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Recommended Reading

The following is recommended reading for this OpenUW course:



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What You'll Learn

After you have completed this OpenUW course, you will

  • understand how scientists develop information about nutrition.
  • be able to identify inaccurate sources of nutrition information.
  • know how to distinguish empty calorie foods from nutrient dense foods.
  • understand the roles of calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in the body.
  • know the basics of carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism.
  • be informed about how to lose weight and maintain weight loss.
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