How does your body digest food?
In this course, we will explore the components of our diet that provide energy and form the structural building blocks of our cells and tissues?macro and micro nutrients. We will discover how these nutrients are broken down as they pass through the digestive system. We will investigate the relative nutritive value of various foods and learn why all calories are not created equal. Finally, we will discuss what happens when the digestive process goes awry leading to common digestive disorders. This course is intended for high school science instructors as part of the Teaching the Great Diseases program.Pre-requisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.This course aligns with Metabolic Disease Unit 1 (Lessons 1.4-1.5) and Unit 2 (Lesson 2.1) of the Great Diseases high school curriculum.