Define how daily food choices can help or harm the body's health over time
Explore characteristics of a healthy diet along with cultural and other influences on human food choices
Compare and contrast major types of carbohydrates, fats, amino acids, and proteins
About this course:
This course provides students with a background in the basics of nutrition and stresses the link between nutrition practices, health, disease, and exercise performance. Topics include macronutrient needs; vitamins, minerals, and other supplements; energy balance; weight control; the effects of nutrient excesses and deficiencies on performance; ergogenic aids; eating disorders; and how to recognize nutrition practices that may require professional referral. Students also gain practical knowledge through understanding nutrition labeling and evaluating literature.