Introduction to Human Nutrition

Investigation of the structure, digestion, storage, utilization, and bioenergetics of macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat). Suggested intake, and sources of macronutrients, micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and water in maintaining normal physiological function are examined. Topics related to energy balance and nutrition for physical activity and recovery are also discussed. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: I

1 unit — Murphy

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Human Nutrition introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on personal nutrition.
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Introduction to Human Nutrition introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on personal nutrition. Learning objectives include describing basic dietary guidelines and current standards for adequate nutrient intake, translating nutrition science concepts into specific and easy-to-understand dietary recommendations, and thinking critically when describing the relationship between energy intake, metabolism, physical activity, and weight control. In addition, students will be able to explain how diversity and cultural awareness, social and ethical issues and behavior, and psychological factors affect food choices and consumption.

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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 2 Introduction to Human Nutrition Eryn Murphy Tutt Science Building 108 25 / -1 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block H Introduction to Human Nutrition Eryn Murphy Tutt Science Building 108 25 / 5 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 8 Introduction to Human Nutrition Eryn Murphy East Campus Community Center 202 25 / 1 05/15/2022
Summer 2022 Block B Introduction to Human Nutrition Eryn Murphy TBA 25 / 12 05/15/2022
Fall 2022 Block 3 Introduction to Human Nutrition Eryn Murphy TBA 25 / 10 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 6 Introduction to Human Nutrition Eryn Murphy TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
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