BIO 220 - Nutrition and Well Being

Course Description

This course explores the principles of nutrition and their application to the establishment and maintenance of a person's well-being throughout his/her life. The course includes such concepts as dietary requirements, nutrient composition, food resources, metabolic processes, food additives, nutritional analysis and global considerations. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Analyze the nutrient requirements for a healthy, balanced nutrition style. Perform and interpret a computerized nutritional analysis. Relate basic nutrients to various established dietary guidelines. Interpret the effects of nutrient deficiencies and megadoses. Relate nutrient resources to world hunger. Evaluate the effect of the metabolic pathway on nutrient composition.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: BIO 100 or BIO 110 or BIO 150