Introduction to Nutrition

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Nutrition

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to the basic concepts of nutrition such as calories, nutrient density and dietary reference intake. Throughout the course, the characteristics and role of the basic nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and minerals) will be closely examined and different food combinations analyzed and discussed. The concept of the food pyramid will be extensively analyzed. Different food pyramids and their cultural and scientific backgrounds will be compared (the Mediterranean, the USDA, the traditional Latin-American, the Asian and the vegetarian). Menu composition and meal planning will be discussed from the nutritionist's point of view.

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