Current Online Course Schedule

This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Nutrition and Aging

This course focuses on the specific nutritional needs and problems in older adults. Topics include nutritional requirements, diet modifications, body system changes, body weight issues, nutrition-related chronic diseases, barriers to proper nutrients, drug/nutrient interactions, and community resources to assist the aging population. Diet and nutritional issues related to aging in a contemporary society are examined from physiological, sociological, psychological, and economic perspectives. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for NUTR 100, NUTR 100H, NUTR 105, or NUTR 125.

Subject: NUTR
Course Number: 125
Section Number: 2348
Units: 3
Instructor: Meinhold,Gail

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
LMS link: http://miracosta.instructure.com
Course start page:
Course email: gmeinhold@miracosta.edu
Office: T411
Office hours: Tuesdays from noon to 1pm and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30am
Phone: Email is the preferred communication. When you do email, be sure to identify yourself.
Instructor notes: There is one required item for this class and please DO NOT take this course unless you plan on having regular access to the textbook (The Blue Zones, 2nd edition by Dan Buettner.) Requirements for this course include:  
  • Have regular access to a computer with connection to the Internet. 
  • Everyone will need access to Microsoft Office for Windows or Microsoft Office for Mac as Word and PowerPoint are required. Homework submitted in formats that are not doc, docx, or pdf will not be graded. 
  • This is a 100% online. Students complete all work on Canvas. Students must have a strong self motivation for studying and learning. 
  • Be willing to spend over 9 hours per week on the course.  
  • Have moderate experience with the Web, email, attachments, downloading, etc. 
  • Understand and apply appropriate email netiquette. 
  •  Although the course is online, it is not self-paced. You complete the assignments for each week on your own time schedule within that week. Each student assignment is to be completed and submitted by the weekly due date. If you wait until the due date to submit assignments or do exams and have technical difficulty, makeup testing or submitting late assignments is not allowed.


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