An exploration of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and their role in growth, development, and optimal health throughout the lifespan. A study in the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract and its relation to digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients will be completed. Students will explore the role of nutrition in preventing nutrition-related diseases. A healthy dietary plan will be developed to assist students in making healthy changes in their nutritional status for themselves and other members of their community.
Successful completion of ENGL& 101.