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Food and Nutritional Sciences

Course 1: Food Production, Nutrition, and Health


This is a project-based foundational course to introduce students to the size and scope of food production, nutrition, and health, and the underlying principles. Students will define the food science industry, describe historical milestones, and analyze how the production, processing, distribution, and marketing of food and food products influence consumer behavior and health. Students will apply knowledge about food products, nutrients, and the chemical and physical properties of food to solve human nutrition and health problems. Upon completion of this course, students are prepared to enroll in either Food Science or Nutrition Science courses within this program of study in preparation for careers in those areas.  


1. Food For Thought

2. Beef - It's What's for Dinner

3. How The Cookie Crumbles

4. Space Food


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