FDSR 2043 - Fundamentals of Nutrition, 3 Credits

Level: Lower

This course will cover the function and importance of nutrients and vitamins in the body, daily nutritional requirements, important food sources and the effects of nutrient deficiencies. Nutritional guidelines and standards will also be reviewed. The importance of producing, storing, and using nutritious ingredients in the daily production of food will be stressed. In addition, students will examine various topics related to the American diet such as fad diets, herbs and supplements, diet and exercise, weight loss diets, and food additives.