HMGT 1450 - Principles of Nutrition

(HECO 1322)

3 hours

Introduction to human nutrition in health from an examination of nutrients and body function to food choice and healthful eating behaviors. Energy needs are calculated, nutrient information is analyzed, and national food and nutrition reports are reviewed. The connection between nutrition and risk of chronic disease is described with nutrition practices that promote health emphasized. The food environment is examined from the perspective of making informed food choices in a complex marketplace.

Prerequisite(s): None.

Core Category: Component Area Option

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