HTH 120◊ Principles of Nutrition

3 credits

Introduction to the science of nutrition and its relationship to health and wellness. Concepts and functions of the basic nutrients, their digestion, absorption, and metabolism are analyzed. Supplements, fad diets, body composition, and blood glucose levels are examined. Nutritional influences based on culture, age, socioeconomic factors, and psychological issues are covered. Analysis and application of nutritional concepts to promote human development, health, growth, and disease prevention are emphasized.

Lecture: 3 hours