Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness is a one-semester introductory course that covers the basics of nutrition and health. The course introduces students to nutrients, their food sources, their functions, nutrient recommendations, and food labeling. Students will learn about the digestive and metabolic processes in the human body and discuss factors that affect health, wellness and fitness, and the nutritional needs through the life and for specific conditions. Food management principles, such as safe food handling practices, foodborne pathogens and illnesses, food preparation and presentation techniques, menu planning, and technological advances and marketing trends in the food industry are covered in this course. Finally, students will explore career options in the field of nutrition and wellness and learn about goal setting, planning a career, and workplace skills and ethics.