Biology 150G (Nutrition) is a course designed to offer students an understanding of the science of nutrition so that they can make healthy food choices in their daily lives. The processes of digestion, absorption, and transport of the macro- and micronutrients in the body will be studied. The function and sources of the major nutrients including carbohydrates, lipids, protein, vitamins, minerals and water will be analyzed. Also, the following will be discussed: energy balance, nutrition throughout the life cycle, sports nutrition, environmental food issues, hunger, food safety, and nutrition therapy for medical problems including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Each week selected activities, worksheets, and assignments will be completed. These are designed to engage and encourage students to apply what they are learning in lecture, in practical and personal contexts. Students will have the opportunity to work in formal Cooperative Learning Groups to complete the assignment in lab. The intent of group activity is to foster the learning of each member of the group from other members. The class will also engage in discussion on weekly topics.