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NUTR 020: World Food Customs and Nutrition

Course Description

This course considers food as a source of nutrients as well as an integral part of people's cultures. As such, the course examines food intake patterns, food customs, and nutritional status of people from various racial, regional, and religious backgrounds of the world from an evolutionary and ecological perspective. Other topics include the exploration of contemporary health problems related to food and nutrition, and the discussion of different approaches to dealing with these challenges through community development and other intervention strategies.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: F. Cultural Diversity
Last Updated 7/19/23