University of Technology Sydney

92507 Nutrition and Healthy Eating

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline.


This subject aims to develop students' understanding of the association between nutrition, health, and disease. It examines the role of nutrition in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing diseases, with a particular focus on exploring: (1) nutrition requirements across the various stages of the lifecycle, including early childhood, pregnancy, lactation and the elderly; (2) eating patterns of vulnerable groups at risk of food insecurity; (3) nutrient requirements, deficiency and excess intake on the aetiology of diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer; (4) methods of dietary assessment, including an appraisal of effectiveness; and (5) current nutrition policies, systems and guidelines aimed at preventing and managing disease in the Australia population.

As students take this subject from a wide range of disciplines, it is flexible to allow students to tailor certain work in order to follow their own area of professional interest. It is assumed that students have a sound knowledge of science and mathematics.

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