NTRN 122 - Nutrition Science

A study of the macro- and micro-nutrient requirements of individuals coupled with a study of the food composition with the goal of understanding how diet choices influence health. Nutrition needs for the life cycle, especially in infancy and childhood, will be presented. Students will have an opportunity to evaluate food choices in the context of nutrition requirements using appropriate computer software. This course includes a lab that provides students the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to study nutrition including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis, and to apply the data collected in lab to formulate concepts and models in nutrition science. Lab fee $35. Co-requisite: NTRN 122X [Fall, Spring] Gen Ed Sciences, Liberal Arts/Sciences Elective, Applied Learning-Other