Class 2 – Nutrition and Health – Fall 2021 – September 7th – McGuire Chapter 1 and Pellagra Lecture

Twitter: In today’s Nutrition & Health class (9-7-21) we discuss the Time Line for Nutrition; The American Diet & average % of Cal from Carbs, Protein and Fat; Chapter 1 of McGuire textbook; Atwater numbers; Finish with pellagra – a deficiency disease that was endemic in the early 1900s. 

How to Make Steel Cut Oatmeal for the week: Add one cup of Oats to 4 cups of boiling water; cook with stirring (gradually reduce heat) for 13 minutes, add raisins, and let sit for 10 min with occasional stirring; enjoy a bowl; after the oatmeal cools scoop unto some plastic wrap to make an oatmeal log; refrigerate immediately – lasts for about a week. I usually eat 1/4 of this for each serving – add Greek yogurt and dates as shown in the last photo.

Class 1 – Nutrition and Health – Fall 2021 – September 2nd – Introduction to Class

Question from a Student:

Dear Professor, How does a student do well in your class?

ANSWER: Hi __________,

Thank you so much for your email.  To do well in the class you need to do what you do for almost all of your classes: attend lectures (either live or the video), read the textbook and other readings, and study when exams come along.  Also, do well on the written assignments – show that you thought about them. 

Concerning help, you can always email the TA or me with a question.  If the question is very interesting – I will post it on the blog for the course, so that all students will benefit from your question. 

I hope you have a very productive and healthy semester!

Joe Dixon

Class 28 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2021 – April 30th – Last Class, Review for Final Exam.

Parting Words of Wisdom:

Class 27 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2021 – April 27th – Infant Nutrition, Pregnancy, and different milks; Lecture by Marijke Rittmann, MS, RD

Responses of 160 students to the End of the Semester Poll:

Class 26 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2021 – April 23th – Vitamin Supplements; Eating Disorders including Dieting

Class 25 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2021 – April 20th – Chapter 13 in McGuire Text – Trace Minerals; and Diet Assignment Review!

Butternut Squash Taco Filling on April 19, 2021 (Also contains black beans and kale):

How much Vitamin A (in this case Beta Carotene) does a cup of Butternut Squash have?

Class 24 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2021 – April 16th – Finish Fat Soluble Vitamins-Start Minerals – Chapter 12 in McGuire Text – Minerals are Exciting!

Class 23 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2021 – April 13th – Chapter 11 in McGuire Text – Fat Soluble Vitamins

Class 22 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2021 – April 9th – Chapter 10 in McGuire Text – Finish Water Soluble Vitamins

Class 21 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2021 – April 6th – Chapter 10 in McGuire Text – Water Soluble Vitamins