This course covers structure, function, and food sources of the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and various phytochemicals). The complex function of each nutrient is reviewed, along with interactions, excesses, deficiencies, supplementation, and nutrient synergy. The effects of food processing, fortification and agricultural practices on micronutrient density of foods will be explored. The course will also cover lab assessment of nutritional status. Students use a variety of methods to compare the micronutrient content of diets and will review safety and toxicology of dietary supplements, drug-nutrient, and nutrient-nutrient interactions.
- Doctor of Clinical Nutrition
- Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health
- Post Master`s Certificate in Clinical Herbalism
- Post Master`s Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health