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NUTR 100 Survey of Nutrition • 5 Cr.




A scientific view of human nutrition. Topics include digestion, absorption and nutrient requirements for healthy living, use of food additives, food fads and diets, food safety and world hunger.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the role of scientific research associated with human nutrition.
  • Explain the uses of the various dietary reference intakes (DRI) for human nutrition.
  • Design a healthy diet in context with current scientific evidence and cultural health patterns.
  • Explain the function of carbohydrates, lipids (fats) and proteins with respect to digestion, absorption and elimination in the human body.
  • Describe the function of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in the human adult body.
  • Explain the importance of diet and exercise for human health.
  • Describe effects of culture and diet choices on nutrition and health.
  • Critically evaluate food fads and diets based upon science data that supports claims.
  • Explain eating disorders and their health impacts.
  • Recognize the importance and value of food safety.
  • Recognize local and global hunger, and how they can impact hunger in our world.
  • Conduct and evaluate a current nutritional status self-analysis.



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