Chemical and physiological studies of carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism. Application to the normal nutrition of human beings with special focus on optimal health, disease prevention, and athletic performance. Special focus on commonly problematic vitamin and minerals and critical analysis of current "hot topics" in nutrition media and research. Evaluation and interpretation of nutritional research methodology of recent peer-reviewed publications. Prerequisite: HHSC 230 or HHSC 278. University Core fulfilled: Flag: Writing.