HEST-112 Nutrition and Disease Prevention
This is an introduction to the study of nutrients, their functions, metabolism, food sources, and optimal choices for the promotion and maintenance of health. Nutritional needs throughout the life cycle are addressed including special considerations during pregnancy, lactation, athletics, weight control, etc., with the inclusion of recent research in the field. Nutrition as an interdisciplinary approach to health care and disease prevention is discussed as it applies to the individual, in community health, education, and government sponsored food programs. Students use computer-based diet analysis to periodically evaluate personal dietary intakes.
Prerequisites: HSCI-110 and -111 or CHEM 007. NHS students only.
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