Nutrition Science: An Introduction is an online course designed to introduce students to the basics of nutrition science and to help foster more informed food and beverage consumers. The emphasis of the course is on evidence-based nutrition principles and strategies for maximizing individual health through the use of proper nutrition. Further instruction is provided about in-depth macro- and micronutrient study as well as nutrient metabolism.
This course is appropriate for students who will be exploring career paths in the health, nutrition and dietetics fields. This course starts with an exploration into the science of nutrition and builds on that as students explore the basics of planning a healthy diet. Readers then apply those basic scientific principles in a section on cooking skills, followed by an in-depth look at nutrients including their chemical structures, dietary sources, and impacts on health and disease.