BIOL 226 - Nutrition
A course in basic nutritional requirements and considerations of the abnormalities caused by excesses or deficiencies of these requirements. Dietary habits and needs of various age groups and conditions will be studied. PREREQUISITE(S): BIOL 150 with a grade of C or better. Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe some common food-borne illnesses, their causes, and prevention.
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the digestive (GI) tract.
- Describe the chemical nature of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins including energy yields for each.
- Discuss the causes and treatments of obesity.
- Discuss the political, cultural, socio-economic, and environmental problems causing global nutritional deficiencies.
- Use computer software to analyze his or her own diet and determine corrective strategies for nutrient excesses and deficiencies.
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