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CA 112 - Menu Planning and Nutrition

Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

College Level Prerequisites: None
Description: This course is required for an associates degree in Culinary Arts. This course is also required for the Bakery and Pastry Arts and Personal Chef Certificate programs. This course is designed to provide culinary students with the fundamental concepts of basic nutrition and how nutrition relates to health and disease prevention for various age groups. Emphasis is on developing understanding through exploring and developing tools needed to create, modify and evaluate menus and recipes utilizing the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Students will access nutrition data to complete nutritional analysis of recipes. The student will evaluate research and news articles for reliable nutrition information, and be able to interpret and understand the Nutrition Facts label and ingredient statements. Information on special diets and food allergies will be, discussed and applied to meeting the needs of the consumers in the hospitality industry. Each student will also be involved in designing and planning a restaurant menu.

Department Consent: No Consent
General Education Distribution Category Met: None

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