Introduces components of an adequate diet, nutrient availability and utilization. Analyze dietary intake and compare to current scientific guidelines. Examines peripheral factors influencing diet such as global and local issues, cultural environment, and elements of food safety. Strong background in life sciences recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 20 or higher or placement into MTH 60; WR 115 or higher or placement into WR 121; Placement into RD 115 or higher.