Home >> Courses Catalogue >> PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN NUTRITION
Course Code: 
1. FST 1103
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Course Description & Objectives: 

Introduction to nutrients, their food sources, metabolism and importance in human health.  Also provide an overview of the nutritional needs at different life stages; dietary guidelines; and the relationships among food, nutrition, and health. Students also are introduced to diet analysis strategies and assessment of nutritional status.  

Learning Outcomes: 

General Objectives

  1. At an introductory level, have an understanding of principles of nutrition including the roles, metabolism, requirements, and sources of nutrients
  2. At an introductory level, have an understanding of how nutritional needs change throughout the lifespan and during stress and exercise.

Specific objectives

  1. Describe the major global issues related to food and nutrition.
  2. Describe current health promotion strategies and dietary guidelines
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use diet analysis programs to determine nutrient intake.
  4. Develop skills to conduct simple nutrition assessments to determine risk for undernutrition and overnutrition.
  5. Be able to answer questions concerning the effect of socioeconomic, psychological, and cultural factors on food intake.
  6. Be able to discuss hunger and global environmental and problems related to food and nutrition.


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