Introduction to Nutrition
MET HS 201
This course focuses on the components of a healthy, well-balanced diet to meet nutritional needs and avoid deficiencies and excesses. The basic concepts discussed will include: MyPlate, food labeling, recommended nutrient intakes for all age and gender groups, weight management, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and lifecycle nutrition. Special emphasis will be on nutrition and disease prevention and applying the nutrition knowledge learned to everyday living. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Scientific Inquiry II, Oral and/or Signed Communication.