This course provides an introduction to basic nutrition theory including the six classes of nutrients (carbohydrates fats proteins vitamins minerals water). Food sources digestion metabolism functions in the body/health benefits and deficiency/toxicity symptoms are discussed for each nutrient. Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating is presented as the standard against which dietary adequacy is assessed by dental health professionals. The Dietary Reference Intakes and energy balance are also discussed. Students are required to complete a personal diet assessment applying knowledge acquired from lectures.