NF 25 Introduction to Nutrition Science
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: NUTR 110)
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68
Scientific concepts of nutrition related to the function of nutrients and current health issues with emphasis on individual needs. Topics include: functions and sources of nutrients; scientific principles to analyze and evaluate nutrition information; Dietary Guidelines and current nutrition recommendations; digestion, absorption, and metabolism; health, fitness, and disease; and nutrition in the life span. Students will record their diet, analyze its composition, and evaluate its nutrient content.