2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Apr 25, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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BL 210 - Introduction to Human Nutrition

(3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: BL 118 , BL 119 , BL 121 , BL 126  or equivalent. An introduction to nutrition principles including the digestive system; the six nutrients and their roles in the body; food sources with an emphasis on the anatomy, physiology, and biochemical processes; nutrient recommendations; nutritional needs during the life cycle; nutritional factors in food selection and preparation of foods with an emphasis on the nutritional and chemical properties of foods; nutrition in health and disease: weight control, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dental health, cancer and nutrition; conducting a diet history; development of healthful recipes and menus; and evaluation of nutrition information for the public. Exercises include evaluation of the diet and recipes using computerized analysis; evaluation of body composition; and sampling of foods with healthful properties such as vegetarian items, low fat foods, and foods with particular phytochemicals.



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