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What You Should Already Know

Before beginning this course you should have completed the equivalent of the first semester of a foods course.

Learning Outcomes

Once you have completed this course, you should be able to do the following:

  1. Identify what your nutritional needs are, as well as the needs of  other age groups.
  2. Prepare a variety of delicious foods using a number of food techniques.
  3. Interpret the information on food labels.
  4. Use budget and shopping strategies as part of being a wise consumer.
  5. Plan economical, healthy meals, along with using time management techniques.
  6. Set a table correctly, using proper etiquette.

Course Materials

This course is self contained; there are no additional academic materials. In addition to the course materials, you’ll need:

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Course Organization


There are seven instructional units in FOODS 43 and two portfolio assignments. Each unit includes several lessons. Each lesson includes discussion material for you to read, activities for you to complete, and Self Check questions for you to answer to see how well you understand the material.


Unit Quizzes

Each unit in FOODS 43 includes a graded assignment. For units 1 through 7 this is called a unit quiz. Each unit quiz consists of approximately twenty multiple-choice questions that cover the material in the unit. Every few units you will complete a review quiz that covers topics from previous units; there are three review quizzes.

Portfolio Assignment

At the midpoint of the course, and again after the final unit, you will turn in a portfolio of your work. You can learn more about this assignment by reading the portfolio submission sections.

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The final exam for this course is proctored and consists of about fifty multiple-choice questions. You will not be able to use your manual or any notes.

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The following tables show the weight for each graded event and the grading scale used for this course.

Graded Event Weight
Unit 1 5%
Unit 2 5%
Review Quiz 1 1%
Unit 3 5%
First Portfolio Submission 20%
Unit 4 5%
Review Quiz 2 1%
Unit 5 5%
Unit 6 4%
Unit 7 3%
Second Portfolio Assignment 20%
Review Quiz 3 1%
Final Exam 25%

Grade Scale
A 100–93
A− 92–90
B+ 89–88
B 87–83
B− 82–80
C+ 79–78
C 77–73
C− 72–70
D+ 69–68
D 67–63
D− 62–60
E (fail) 59–0

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.


Summary: 10 computer-graded quizzes and 2 instructor-graded portfolio assignments, may be resubmitted once for a fee.

Final Exam

Summary: 1 proctored computer-graded exam, may retake once for a fee, must pass to earn credit for the course.

You will have two hours to complete the exam, although most students complete it in approximately one hour.

Course Duration

You have 1 year to complete this course, but if you need more than a year, you may purchase one 3-month extension. Because of the nature of some assignments, you will not be able to complete this course in less than 2 months.

Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is defined as the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. This may also include when a student copies and pastes directly from another source and passes it off as his or her own, copies computer-generated text from a translation tool and uses it as his or her own, or fails to cite a source after loosely summarizing its content in his or her own words.

As determined by your instructor or the BYU Independent Study administration, if evidence of academic misconduct on assignments or exams is established, one of the two following consequences will apply to each incidence:

First Offense of Plagiarism

  • You will fail the assignment and be allowed the opportunity to resubmit the assignment (or)
  • You will fail the assignment and be denied the opportunity to resubmit the assignment

Second Offense of Plagiarism

  • You will fail the assignment and fail the class (or)
  • You will fail the assignment, fail the class, and may be ineligible to enroll in a specific course or any of our courses without going through an appeals process which will determine the severity of your plagiarism

University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.