HUN2201: Basic Principles of Human Nutrition 3

Description: HUN 2201, Basic Principles of Nutrition, is an introductory course in food and nutrition science relative to the health and well-being of the individual and the community. The functions and chemical composition of the essential nutrients, and how they are processed and utilized in the body are discussed. Dietary habits, nutrient requirements, food choices, healthy eating practices, menu planning, shopping for food and food preparation are studied. Myths and misinformation about nutrition are identified and evaluated based on the scientific evidence. This course meets the 3 credits non-lab course requirement toward the General Education Natural Science requirements and learning through reflective judgment.