Oct 16, 2019  
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog 
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HEA 161 - Principles of Nutrition

3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of human nutrition, including the biochemistry of nutrients in the body. The practical skills of selecting an adequate and safe eating plan as part of a healthy lifestyle are taught. Related concepts and activities include: food records, the RDAs, food labels, the Food Guide Pyramid, weight control, exercise, and cultural food practices. Students also examine reliable nutrition resources and learn ways to discern myths of food faddism.

Prerequisite(s): COM 061  or ESL 060  (or appropriate reading level score on placement tests), high school Biology and Chemistry (provided it has been no longer than 5 years since graduation) or BIO 120  and CHE 120 

Semesters Offered: TBA

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