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Fall 2017
Nov 23, 2017
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HEST 112 - Nutrition/Disease Prevention
This is an introduction to the study of nutrients, their functions, metabolism, food sources, and optimal choices for the promotion and maintenance of health. Nutritional needs throughout the life cycle are addressed including special considerations during pregnancy, lactation, athletics, weight control, etc., with the inclusion of recent research in the field. Nutrition as an interdisciplinary approach to health care and disease prevention is discussed as it applies to the individual, in community health, education, and government sponsored food programs. Students use computer-based diet analysis to periodically evaluate personal dietary intakes. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Studies Department

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