HSN101 - Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
2024 unit information
|Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Online
Burwood (Melbourne): Jennifer McCann
Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool: Katie Lacy
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus
Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students - 1 x 2 hour lecture per week and 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester
|Scheduled learning activities - online
1 x 2 hour online recorded lecture per week
This unit provides students with foundation knowledge in food, nutrition and health, including food sources of nutrients, food and nutrient recommendations for health and methods for measuring food intake and behaviour, historical perspective of why we consume the foods we do today and how our scientific knowledge may influence foods we eat in the future. Students also gain an understanding of interactions between the environment, technologies developed to produce and harvest foods and scientific advances in food and nutrition. The topics include: food history, Australian food culture, food production, food sources of nutrients, food and nutrient recommendations and their relationship with health and methods used to measure food intakes and behaviours. Students also have an opportunity to align their interests and values to future career options.
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