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NUTR 245 is one course of a pair of courses designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of nutrition and its scientific underpinnings. NUTR 245 focuses on micronutrients, including fat- and water-soluble vitamins and minerals. The second course of the sequence, NUTR 246, focuses on macronutrients and energy. The course will cover micronutrient sources; digestion and absorption; bioavailability; homeostasis; functions throughout the lifecycle including roles in promotion of health and prevention of disease; and deficiency and toxicity states. Additional concepts will include micronutrient fortification, dietary supplements as sources of micronutrients, gene-diet interactions, and the social determinants of micronutrient nutriture and their implications. Prerequisites: Undergraduate chemistry and biology, or by instructor permission.

Affiliated With:

  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy