An integration of nutrition science with its application to diet and health. Emphasis is placed on nutrient and energy requirements for individuals throughout the life span with a special focus on school nutrition programs. Topics include macro- and micronutrients; digestion, absorption, and metabolism; body composition and weight management; vegetarianism; allergies and intolerances; and chronic diseases. Students assess their own diets using nutrient analysis software. This is a 15-week undergraduate level course equivalent to 16 semester hours.