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Last approved: Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:03:35 GMT

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Milken Institute School of Public Health
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (EXNS)
Introduction to Nutrition Science
Intro to Nutrition Science
Fall 2017
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BISC 1115 and 1125


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Nutrition science as it relates to human growth and development. Dietary guidelines, digestion and absorption of nutrients, appetite, body weight, and chronic disease; how the body uses vitamins, minerals, and energy provided by fats, carbohydrates, and proteins; assessing nutritional status; nutrition on an individual and population level.
• Describe and apply the Dietary Guidelines for Americans • Learn the about the structure, function, and interplay of the three macronutrients • Identify the organs, enzymes and transporters associated with digestion and absorption • Distinguish the individual pathways that allow macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein and fat) to be used for energy • Discuss the dietary sources and biologic roles of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and understand the interplay between the macro- and micro- nutrients • Understand the roles of water in the body and determine basic requirements • Outline the basic principles of energy balance and weight management • Gain practical nutrition skills such as reading labels, healthy food shopping and eating for exercise • Learn about malnutrition, chronic disease, and other nutrition-related complications

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Sustainability Track B

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