Reviews the principles of nutritional science, the steps of scientific method applied to nutrition research, and the current nutritional concepts and controversies. Topics include digestion, absorption, and functions of macronutrients and micronutrients; diet analysis; malnutrition; and nutritional needs of pregnancy, infancy and other sages of life.
Textbook information is available at http://bookstore-qc.bhc.edu You will need to know the BHC course number, e.g., BIOL 120, and the section number.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to: A. Understand the basics of the scientific method, and how the scientific method is applied in the various types of nutrition research studies. B. Describe the functions of nutrients in the human body and how they are digested, absorbed, metabolized, and integrate with each other. C. Utilize knowledge of human physiology to interpret nutritional needs. D. Identify the nutrient content of various foods. E. Recognize the etiology of malnutrition and identify strategies to reduce this. F. Discuss current issues in the field of nutrition, recognize reliable sources of information and identify nutritional myths and inaccuracies. G. Recognize the changes of dietary needs during the life cycle. H. Assess dietary intake and physical activity and develop a personal nutrition/fitness program.
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