Health and Nutrition (Fall Semester)

From: $118.00 / month for 3 months

Grades: 9th–12th

Live class: Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST

Course dates: August 28th–December 18th

Price: $325

Instructor: Dr. Terri Kanner

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Course Description

Course Description:  This course introduces students to the need for good nutrition in physical and mental wellness. Students will assess the benefits of sound nutrition and fitness practices and apply these principles to their daily lives. The processes of digestion and absorption, metabolism, and nutrition guidelines will be investigated. The role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention will be discussed in relation to personal health choices. Hands-on activities will comprise approximately 25% of course time.

Who Should Take This Course: Interested students. No application required.

Required Texts

Food for Today, Student Edition 1st Edition by McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN-10: 0078883660

ISBN-13: 978-0078883668

Additional Supplies: Misc. (Estimated cost- $50)


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Instructor Bio

Dr. Terri Kanner

Dr. Kanner received a BS in Biology from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University. Following post-graduate work at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., she practiced full-time in Silver Spring Maryland. Dr. Kanner took a sabbatical from dentistry to homeschool her two children. In 2010, Dr. Kanner launched a career in online science education teaching AP Biology through PA Homeschoolers.  In addition to teaching online courses, Dr. Kanner also maintains an active adjunct professor status in the greater Boston area at colleges including Northeastern University, Regis College and Massasoit Community College. Her course offerings include Biology, Biology for Engineers, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry.  She is particularly passionate about helping students to understand and appreciate how science directly affects their everyday life.


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