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Nutrition and Health 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 300934.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
An understanding of human nutrition, food and the metabolism of micro- and macro-nutrients and computer literacy.

Equivalent Units
300650 - Nutrition and Health 2

300933 Nutrition and Health 1

About this Unit
This unit explores the basic concepts of human nutrition in relation to various stages of the lifespan from infants to late adulthood. It also explores nutrition in relation to chronic health conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and eating disorders. Students will learn about the development of the Australian Dietary Guidelines and Nutrient Reference Values. Students will also learn to make informed decisions with regard to nutritionally critical moments of the life span, emerging nutrition opinions or contemporary uses of nutrition in physical activity, sports and chronic health conditions.

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