Nutrition and Wellness

Credits: 3

This is a multi-disciplinary course designed to focus on various aspects of nutrition and provide a broad overview of the factors that impact personal and environmental wellness. Specifically, students will learn about energy requirements, body composition analysis, macro and micro nutrients, environmental toxicities, nutritional deficiencies, and nutrition as it relates to health and chronic disease treatment and prevention. In addition, students will explore the effects of human activity upon our society in relation to current food and environmental concerns. Topics may include environmental and nutritional implications of food processing, genetic modification, and current agricultural practices.