Introductory Nutrition

Prince George's Community College

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Course Description



Addresses basic information about essential nutrients and their functions in the body as well as established and theoretical relationships between long-term diets and development of chronic diseases. Other topics include current issues in food safety, weight management, and the impact of nutritional status on athletic performance. Formerly BIO 115. Prerequisite: Reading proficiency.

Offered in both face-to-face and online formats, in 15-, 12-, 10-, and 5-week schedules. Honors section offered in spring semesters. Satisfies General Education science elective requirement for graduation and transfer. 3 credits.