Nutrition & Dietetics (NUTR)

NUTR 253 Nutrition, Health, and Disease (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: One semester of chemistry or physiology or consent of the instructor.

Nutrient needs for maintaining positive nutritional status. Diets to fit specific health needs. Primary nutritional care. Use of self-paced learning materials and computer-assisted instruction. [Formerly DFM 253]

NUTR 353GW Foodservice Systems Management - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Nutrition & Dietetics majors; GE Area A2; NUTR 253 with a grade of C- or higher.

Organization and management of foodservice systems. Areas within foodservice systems: production and service management, sanitation and safety, cost control, and human resources. Daily business operation procedures. (ABC/NC grading only) [Formerly DFM 353GW]

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment

NUTR 356 Foods and World Culture (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Art and science of foods and their consumption in relation to historical, national, geographical, racial, and religious customs. Distinctive cuisine of various cultures. Evaluation of dietary habits in relation to the nutritional needs of individuals. [Formerly CFS 356]

NUTR 357 Principles of Food Preparation (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division standing; GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4; or consent of the instructor.

Standards and techniques in food preparation with an emphasis on factors affecting the quality of food. Practical experience in food production in accordance with food standards, sanitation, and safety. Lecture, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required. [Formerly CFS 352]

Course Attributes:

  • UD-B: Physical Life Science

NUTR 450 Advanced Nutrition I (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nutrition and Dietetics majors; BIOL 212, BIOL 213, CHEM 349, and MATH 124 with grades of C- or better.

Research in human nutrient requirements and metabolic interrelationships of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids found in foods. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DFM 350]

NUTR 453 Nutrition in the Life Cycle (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division and second baccalaureate Nutrition & Dietetics majors; NUTR 253* with a grade of C- or better.

Modification of nutritional needs with changes in the life cycle. The significance of nutrition for growth and development from conception through adolescence. Influence of nutrition on the aging process. [Formerly CFS 453]

NUTR 457 Management of Quantity Food Purchasing and Production (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nutrition & Dietetics majors; NUTR 357 with a grade of C- or better.

Implementation of purchasing, specifications, and procedures related to quantity food production, management, menu planning, standardized recipes, merchandising, cost, and quality control. [Formerly DFM 458]

NUTR 484 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduating senior and second baccalaureate Nutrition and Dietetics majors; BIOL 212, BIOL 213, CHEM 349, and NUTR 253 with grades of C- or better.

The healthcare team and roles in the nutritional care of clients in various settings. Assessment strategies and record keeping for clinical dietetics. Quality assurance. Nutrition education for outpatient clients. [Formerly DFM 484]

NUTR 550 Advanced Nutrition II (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduating senior and second baccalaureate Nutrition and Dietetics majors; BIOL 212, BIOL 213, CHEM 349, MATH 124, and NUTR 450 with grades of C- or better.

Research in human nutrient requirements and metabolic interrelationships of vitamins, minerals, water, and non-nutritive substances found in foods. [Formerly DFM 450]

NUTR 551 Nutrition Education and Communication (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduating senior and second baccalaureate Nutrition and Dietetics majors; NUTR 353GW.

Objectives, methods, resources, and evaluation techniques for educational programs in commercial and community settings in dietetics. Knowledge, attitudes, and skills as a dietetic educator. Lecture, 2 units; activity, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DFM 655]

NUTR 557 Experimental Food Study (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduating senior and second baccalaureate Nutrition and Dietetics majors; MATH 124 and NUTR 357 with grades of C- or better.

Food components and their interactions. Chemical and physical principles applied to foods. Recipe testing and formulation. Developments of experimental attitudes and techniques applicable to food science. Lecture, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required. [Formerly DFM 357]

NUTR 584 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduating senior and second baccalaureate Nutrition and Dietetics majors; BIOL 212, BIOL 213, CHEM 349, NUTR 253, NUTR 484, NUTR 550 (may be taken concurrently) with grades of C- or better.

Analyzing and integrating research in nutritional diet therapy. Application to health care in clinical and community environments. Designing dietary components of patient care plans. Diet counseling techniques. [Formerly DFM 485]

NUTR 651 Community Nutrition and Assessment (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduating senior and second baccalaureate Nutrition and Dietetics majors; NUTR 551 with a grade of C- or better.

Nutritional assessment applied to community and clinical settings. Assessment protocols and practice. Nutrition counseling strategies, program planning and evaluation, legislation, and public policy. Lecture, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. [Formeryly DFM 451]