Course description

Introduction to Human Nutrition, Health, and Society provides fundamental knowledge for majors and non-majors in nutrition. The role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention is introduced from biological, social, and structural perspectives.

Outcome 1: Identify the role of key nutrients, foods, and dietary patterns in health, disease prevention and therapeutic approaches.

Outcome 2: Describe complex systems of interactions of nutrition with genetic, behavioral, social, and structural factors.

Outcome 3: Explain the development and progression of nutrition guidance for individuals and populations.

Outcome 4: Demonstrate fundamental skills in the interpretation of the nutrition literature and explain differences in quality of evidence.

General understanding of how nutrition affects our health.


High school biology recommended.

Summer 2024: Online course

Melisa Medina-Rivera
Melisa Medina-Rivera
Lecturer, Division of Nutritional Sciences