Food Nutrition and Biochemistry (2141401)   Old Code : 141401

3 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Nutrition is the study of food and its relation to health. The course enables the making of informed choices regarding food consumption and physical activity patterns that contribute to optimal health, and prevention of diseases. The course will cover topics like functions of various nutrients and non nutrients like Carbohydrates, Protein, Lipids, Vitamins, Minerals, Dietary Fiber, and Water. This course highlights on digestion, absorption and utilization of nutrients in human being. It also enlightens students on effect of heat processing on nutrients and causes of nutrient destruction. The knowledge can be utilized as a basis to design food product and menu planning effectively..

Course Outcome

After successful completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. evaluate the dietary sources, roles and functions of key nutrients
  2. explain the role that diet and other life style practices play in the management and prevention of diseases / disorders
  3. explain the digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients in human health
  4. formulate food product on the nutritional requirement and energy requirements based on recommendations of Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for different age groups and physiological life stage
  5. explain the role of enzymes in food processing

Active Learning

Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.