Areas of Study

Course Overview

Based on a study in California, the difference between a ”healthy” and ”unhealthy” diet in America can impact a person’s lifespan by as much as thirteen years. This class studies nutrition science in depth, focusing on issues that affect Americans today; the current obesity epidemic, popular (fad) diets, popular sports supplements and energy drinks, herbal supplements, and fast food and its effect on our health and the environment. Students will be taught how to analyze popular diets and supplements, how to perform nutrition self-analysis and analyze BMI and body fat percentages, how to lose weight effectively and safely, and how to develop a healthy nutritious meal plan.

Credit: 3