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2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog 
2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 180 - Nutrition Concepts and Controversies

Semester Hours: 4

An introductory course in human nutrition with emphasis on cells, nutrients, hormones and human body systems. The primary goal of the course is to expose students to current concepts, facts and myths regarding human nutrition. Life cycle nutritional needs of women, infants, children, teens and older adults is also discussed. Students become familiar with various nutritional charts and are encouraged to examine their own dietary practices to improve their nutritional health. The course includes food safety, food technology, hunger and the global environment. Principles of scientific inquiry are integrated throughout the course.