HSC 1200 - Human Nutrition

Prerequisite(s): None.
Human Nutrition provides instruction in the foundational concepts of general human nutrition. Nutrition plays a central role in human health, and poor nutritional intake is a major factor driving illness and disease. This course explains the role that nutrients, phytochemicals, and dietary supplements play in human health and disease prevention. In addition, the concept of energy balance and factors leading to obesity are discussed. Students will learn about how their diet strongly influences their health and the health consequences of poor nutritional intake. Evidence-based sources and government guidelines, including MyPlate.gov, are introduced to provide accurate and up-to-date resources for students to use in their own nutritional choices and in providing nutritional opinions. Credit(s): 3

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