Designed to give a broad understanding of the general principles of nutrition. Topics include essential nutrients, digestion, absorption, transport, and food sources. Focus on major health issues of public health concern such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, bone health, and energy balance as affected by diet and exercise are discussed giving insight to cause, treatment and prevention. Focus on nutritional needs throughout the life span along with disorders related to nutrient deficiency and excess and medical nutrition therapy. Fall Only.
3 Credits: 3 Lecture