Course Description

Nutritional needs and health concerns during the different stages of life: pregnancy, lactation, infancy, preschool years, middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and later maturity. Major service-learning project with agencies offering nutrition services.

This course fulfills 3 credits of the Natural Science degree requirement in the Liberal Studies.

Meeting Place and Times



Melody Anacker.
Melody Anacker is a registered dietitian who has taught the Human Nutrition class at MSU since 1990. She has professional experience in the areas of private practice clinical nutrition and public health nutrition. She especially enjoys working with nutrition topics throughout the lifecycle and helping students understand how nutrition applies to and affects overall wellness.




Tuition and Fees

If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table.

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.

Required Books/Materials

  • Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
    Author(s): Brown, JE.,
    Edition: Sixth
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing CO., 2015.
    ISBN: 9781305628007
    Price: Approximately $251 (new) plus shipping and handling.


Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.


This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

For course information: Please contact Melody Anacker at [email protected].


How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

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After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.

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