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DIT 1525 Human Nutrition

This is an in-depth study of the principles of nutrition with emphasis on the functions of the nutrients, their digestion, absorption, metabolism, inter-relationships and nutrition requirements. Incorporates assessment of nutritional health risks, health promotion and disease prevention theories. Explores the influence of socioeconomic, cultural, psychological and environmental factors on food and nutritional behavior.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Dietetics and Nutrition
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  

Outcomes

  • Discuss the influences of socioeconomic, cultural, psychological, and environmental factors on food intake and eating behavior.
  • Explain how food intake has a significant relationship to health and the role of diet in health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases.
  • Develop an awareness of the nutrient needs for various stages of the life cycle.
  • Identify basic physiology, dietary requirements and major food sources of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Evaluate diet patterns and common health risks associated with inadequate/excessive nutrition intake.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3