Category Archives: Nutrition and Health

Class on Friday, February 13, 2015

Reminder:  Exam 1 is on Tuesday, February 17, 2015!

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Class on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Reminder: Exam 1 has been moved to Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Class on Friday, February 6, 2015

Whole wheat Lasagna made with whole wheat pasta, tofu fried in olive oil, and spinach:

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Board Presentation on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Board Presentation on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 was an example of carbohydrate digestion and absorption after a full night’s sleep in a healthy individual who was not diabetic. The breakfast consumed, a stack of pancakes containing some 2,000 Kcal of carbohydrate, was certainly a large one but still possible.  The student was well able …

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Updated Class Schedule on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Please look closely at the updated class schedule!

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Class on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Questions from an Inquisitive Student on February 1, 2015

Questions from an inquisitive student! I received this email from a student. These are great questions and she gave me permission to share them with you. Professor Dixon, I have some questions that I hope you can help me with: 1. What is the format of the test (multiple choice/short answer)? Ans: Multiple choice 2. …

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Energy and Nutrition, Blog from Class on January 30, 2015

Points from the Lecture on Energy. I presented some aspects of energy in nutrition but stopped because we will discuss this again in material for exam 2. However, I wish to give you the outline of the rest of the story now. Calories — This is a unit of measure for the energy form called …

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Why You Have to Learn Some Chemistry in Nutrition and Health

Why do you need to learn some chemistry in Nutrition and Health? Actually, for many of you it will not be the first time you learned it and you might need to dig deep in your brain to freshen up the “chemistry neurons.” These are the reasons why all of you need to learn same …

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Comments on the Vitamin C Depletion Experiment, Jan 27, 2015

Several students have asked for more information about the Vitamin C depletion experiment presented in class. Joe Dixon 1-27-2015 As I indicated in class, I was looking for this data for a long time and finally found it when I was browsing through a book. Many of the nutrient balance studies were performed in the …

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