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Module Title LM Principles of Nutrition
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 27443
Module Lead Helen Onyeaka
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions CPD availability
Description The WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health and the Publication of the 2004 Government White Papers “Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier” and “Choosing a Better Diet”, have heightened public and professional awareness of the importance of nutrition and healthy eating. The government is now turning to the food industry to help improve the nation’s diet.

The aim of this module is to equip students’ with knowledge and understanding of the principles of good nutrition and healthy eating and to ensure they are able to apply these principles in a practical and responsible way whilst working in the food industry and /or government organizations e.g. food product development, setting nutrition standards.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand and describe the types of nutrients, their sources and functions.
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of human energy needs and ability to identify energy sources.
  • Evaluate the nutritional requirements of different groups.
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of the importance of a balanced diet.
Assessment 27443-01 : Essay : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 100% course work comprising one 2500 word essay or equivalent
Other None
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