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Update: The team has updated this course with a Round Twelve Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials and Revisions, leading to a new twenty-chapter remix featuring content from a Kansas State University open textbook.

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First edition description:

This Open Textbook for Principles of Nutrition was created under a Round Nine ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Topics covered:

  • Chapter 1: Nutrition Basics
  • Chapter 2: Macronutrient Structures
  • Chapter 3: Macronutrient Digestion
  • Chapter 4: Macronutrient Uptake, Absorption, & Transport
  • Chapter 5: Common Digestive Problems
  • Chapter 6: Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Chapter 7: Integration of Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Chapter 8: Micronutrients Overview & Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
  • Chapter 9: Antioxidant Micronutrients
  • Chapter 10: Macronutrient Metabolism Micronutrients
  • Chapter 11: Carbon Metabolism Micronutrients
  • Chapter 12: Blood, Bones & Teeth Micronutrients
  • Chapter 13: Electrolyte Micronutrients
  • Chapter 14: Achieving a Healthy Diet
  • Chapter 15: Diet and Health- Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Chapter 16: Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Chapter 17: Nutrition Infancy through Adolescence
  • Chapter 18: Adulthood and the Later Years
  • Chapter 19: Nutrition and Fitness/Athletes
  • Chapter 20: Nutrition and Society

The original chapters are also available on a Georgia Highlands College LibGuide.

Course Title

Principles of Nutrition

Course Number

BIOL 2190, PHED 2202

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.

Publication Date

Summer 2018


University System of Georgia




Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Public Health

Principles of Nutrition Textbook, Second Edition