2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CBIOL 2602 Applied Nutrition

This course focuses on the food choices individuals make daily and how a nutritionally sound diet provides the foundation for good health. There is an emphasis on diet planning and the nutrients that are essential to well-being as well as changing nutrient needs throughout the life cycle. Through the use of readings, lectures, labs, and group discussions students will learn basic nutrition concepts and develop the skills necessary to examine their own diets, sort out nutritional advice, and become better informed consumers and members of the community. This course begins with a personal nutritional assessment and questions designed to help students identify cultural and social meanings attached to various foods that affect their selections. It will aid individuals in improving their own nutrition as well as students who wish to apply the information and skills to their work. Prerequisites: Some background in health or human biology preferred.