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DIT:115Principles of Nutrition3

This is an introductory nutrition class that relates to individual and family health. Topics include the functions and sources of food nutrients, how the body handles foods through digestion, absorption and metabolism, and planning health diets for a variety of people. Appropriate methods of weight control, sports nutrition, and eating disorders will be covered, as well as an overview of nutrition throughout the life cycle, food safety, and ethnic influences on the American diet. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.