An introduction to the science of human nutrition. We will study digestion, absorption, and transportation of nutrients in the body, and the way nutrients are used to support growth and development and maintain health. We will also examine how personal dietary choices affect nutritive quality of the diet and health of an individual. The relationship between diet and health will be explored throughout this course. Special topics will include diet and physical fitness, weight control, vegetarianism, and women's nutrition concerns. High school chemistry recommended but not required.