NTR 401 Nutrition and Health

Melissa Genovese

Discusses nutrition as an important element for maintaining optimal health. Emphasizes the importance of each nutrient based on its biochemical and physiological functions. Also covers nutritional needs at specific stages in the life cycle, and the implication of nutrition in major health problems in the United States, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cancer. Students learn to determine nutritional status through dietary analysis and to evaluate nutritional information.