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What is nutrition?

Nutrition is "The process by which living organisms take in and use food for the maintenance of life, growth, and the functioning of organs and tissues; the branch of science that studies these processes."
(Source: Bender, David A. "nutrition." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. :Oxford University Press, 2014.)

Nutrition is of the utmost importance for human life. The World Health Organization states, "Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity." 

BIOL 1383 Course Description: An evaluation of basic composition of nutrients and accessory factors required for adequate human nutrition. Application of nutritional principles to the planning of normal and special dietary regime.

BIOL 1383 Textbook

This is the textbook for the eCore Nutrition class.

Consumer Information

Nutrition Basics

How to Read Nutrition Labels

What is a Calorie?

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