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Elizabeth Kirk
NUTR 300
Seattle Campus

Nutrition for Today

Science of nutrition as it relates to individual food choices, health behaviors, public health. Health topics include wellness, obesity, eating disorders, sports nutrition, prevention of chronic disease. Nutrients and nutritional needs across the lifespan. Issues facing society including food safety, biotechnology, use of supplements and botanicals. Offered: A.

Class description

The landscape of nutritional sciences ranges from interpreting the information on a food label, to understanding how food is used to fuel our bodies, to appreciating the role of foods in preventing or increasing one’s risk of chronic disease. This course is designed to introduce you to these and other aspects of the field of nutrition and to highlight how nutritional knowledge can affect individual food choices, health behaviors, and public health decision-making. Topics to be discussed include nutrients and nutritional needs across the lifespan, nutrition and physical activity, eating disorders, and prevention of chronic disease.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Elizabeth Kirk
Date: 09/03/2008