||Nutritional science integrates many disciplines including, but not limited to, food science, anatomy and physiology, medicine, biochemistry, and psychology. An intensive study of functions, digestion/absorption, interrelationships, and cellular metabolism of the six classes of nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water) will be presented. Nutritional requirements throughout the life cycle, meal planning essentials, and evaluation of diets for adequacy will be addressed. Acute and chronic diseases, having poor nutrition as a major risk factor for their development, will be discussed. Nutritional self-assessment will be incorporated through anthropometric studies and dietary analysis.