COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Understanding Science of Food and Nutrition
Course Code: 
15HUM244
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Understanding Science of Food and Nutrition' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Food and Food Groups

Introduction to foods, food groups, locally available foods, Nutrients, Cooking methods, Synergy between foods, Science behind foods, Food allergies, food poisoning, food safety standards.

Cookery Practicals - Balanced Diet

Unit 2

Nutrients and Nutrition

Nutrition through life cycle, RDA, Nutrition in disease, Adulteration of foods & Food additives, Packaging and labeling of foods.

Practicals - Traditional Foods

Unit 3

Introduction to Food Biotechnology

Future foods - Organic foods and genetically modified foods, Fortification of foodsvalue addition of foods, functional foods, Nutraceuticals, supplementary foods, Processing and preservation of foods, applications of food technology in daily life, and your prospects associated with food industry – Nanoparticles, biosensors, advanced research.

Practicals - Value added foods

  • N. Shakuntalamanay, M. Shadaksharaswamy, “Food Facts and principles”, New age international (P) ltd, publishers, 2005.
  • B. Srilakshmi, “Dietetics”, New age international (P) ltd, publishers, 2010
  • B. Srilakshmi, “Food Science”, New age international (P) ltd, publishers, 2008.
  • “Nutrient requirement and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians”, published by Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR,2010.