Students will be introduced to foods and food groups, the nutrients they provide, and the Australian dietary recommendations for adult human health. This will include gaining an understanding of the sources, role and function of the macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrate), key micronutrients, fibre and fluid, as well as the digestion, absorption and metabolism of the macronutrients. Students will be introduced to the concepts of energy balance and the role of diet in maintaining this balance.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):