Texas Lifetime Nutition and Wellness

Texas Lifetime 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 dietary guidelines. Students will learn about factors that affect health, wellness and fitness, and the nutritional needs through life. Food management principles, such as safe food handling practices, foodborne pathogens and illnesses, food preparation and presentation techniques, and menu planning 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.