Introduction to Human Nutrition

This module introduces the student to the science of nutrition. The format consists of a series of lectures, assigned readings and assignments that cover the fundamental concepts related to basic nutrition. By the end of this course, the student will possess the knowledge to interpret dietary labels, make informed food selections and understand the processes that transform food after the first bite. Students will be required to demonstrate a specific understanding of digestion and absorption, vitamins and minerals, protein, carbohydrates, dietary fats and energy metabolism.

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