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Vtrim for the Community - NFS 095 Z1 - Course Syllabus or Other Course-Related Document

Vtrim for the Community - NFS 095 Z1 - Course Syllabus or Other Course-Related Document

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Vtrim for the Community is a one-credit course based on the University's behavioral weight management research with proven results. This on-campus course is open to all non-degree students who want not only to lose weight, but to begin living a healthier, more active lifestyle. Students meet in person once a week, journal daily calorie intake plus exercise and gain support from a group of peers and a certified facilitator.
Vtrim for the Community is a one-credit course based on the University's behavioral weight management research with proven results. This on-campus course is open to all non-degree students who want not only to lose weight, but to begin living a healthier, more active lifestyle. Students meet in person once a week, journal daily calorie intake plus exercise and gain support from a group of peers and a certified facilitator.

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NFS 095/EDPE 055/PEAC 199Vtrim for the Community (Non-Degree for-credit)Fall 2011
 
DATE OF CLASS:ONLINE/INPERSONCLASS TOPIC
Week 1
Let’s Get Started
 Week 2 Energy In
CaloriesWeek 3 Energy Out
ExerciseWeek 4 Map It Out
Goal SettingWeek 5 Portion Distortion
Get Right SizedWeek 6 Move More
Lifstyle ExerciseWeek 7 Supermarket SmartsWeek 8 Trip-Up Triggers
Food CuesWeek 9 Figure It Out
Problem SolvingWeek 10 You Are How You EatWeek 11 Eat Out
Eat SmartWeek 12 Relapse Prevention*Note: No class held during Thanksgiving Recess (Nov. 21-25)
Online ClassesCOURSE DAY OF WEEK/TIME START DATE INSTRUCTOR INSTRUCTOR EMAIL
Mondays 6:15-7:15 pm ET 09/12/2011 Susan March sburkerd@gmail.comThursdays 7:00-8:00 pm ET 09/15/2011 Marilyn Jess Rdms87@aol.com
Inperson ClassesCOURSE DAY OF WEEK/TIME START DATE INSTRUCTOR INSTRUCTOR EMAIL
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm ET 09/13/2011 Laura Biron
lbironrd@aol.com
 Tuesdays 11:45 am -12:45 pm ET 09/13/2011 Augusta Krahl akrahl@uvm.edu
COURSE OBJECTIVES
:Students will be able to:1. Identify behavioral strategies and techniques that encourage a healthy lifestyle and facilitate weightmanagement.2. Understand how food choices, the environment, social support, exercise, and other factors influenceweight and health risks.
 
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3. Develop self-monitoring skills that allow them to identify the impact of calorie intake, fat intake andexercise on energy balance.Format: Online class with weekly synchronous, text-based meetings (chat room), online assignments and self-monitoring of food intake (calorie and fat intake) and exercise. Inperson class is held in a classroom on UVMcampus. Assignments and self-monitoring of food intake and exercise is completed on the Vtrim website.
EVALUATION /GRADES
This class is graded as pass/fail based on attendance and participation. In order to earn a passing grade,students must attend and participate in the weekly classes and self-monitoring. Students are allowed to miss 1of the 12 classes without making up the class. Students may miss a second class, but are required to make upthe class by reading the class transcript (for online classes only), the weekly lesson, and complete a reflectionexercise on the lesson for that week.PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:-
Attendance for online classes will be taken each class through a question asked during class that allstudents must respond to in order to be marked present for class
. If the student does not respond to theattendance question posed by the instructor the student will be considered absent.-Participation will also be graded based on completion of the self-monitoring journal. Students must keep afood/exercise journal (record of the calorie/fat intake each day and exercise completed each day) a minimumof 10 of the 12 weeks of class. The journals must be complete (i.e., include a minimum of 5 days of self-monitoring).
Exam Policy:
 There are no exams for this class.
Readings:
There is no required textbook for this course.
The Eating Well Diet: Introducing the Vtrim Weight-Loss Program 
 is an optional book for the program (basic guide book and cookbook based on the Vtrim program). The book isavailable at the UVM Bookstore.
ATTENDANCE
You are expected to be in class each week. Attendance is a factor in your final grade for the course. If youmiss an online class, the transcript from the online class is available for review for 1 week after each class. Thetranscript will be replaced each week with the most recent meeting transcript. If you miss a class, you mustreview the transcript within the week or you will not be able to view it. For inperson classes, the lesson
summary is available under the “Lessons” tab of the Vtrim website and can be reviewed there.
The official policy for
religious holidays
 
is as follows: “Students have the right to practice the religion of their 
choice. Each semester, students should submit in writing to their instructors, by the end of the second fullweek of classes, their documented religious holiday schedu
le for the semester.” You should be able to
observe any religious holidays and still meet the attendance requirement for this class.
CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE
You are expected to focus on your Vtrim class when you are in attendance and not be checking email,updating your Facebook status, etc. while logged in to your weekly meeting. The group instructor will be able totell if you are logged on but not participating. Please observe the following class group guidelines:

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