With the huge rise in diet-related illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and in food safety emergencies, this course aims to provide students with knowledge of the dynamic fields of human nutrition and food safety. It includes an overview of nutrition and human health, and various topics ranging from explanations of the fundamental nutrients (e.g. carbohydrate, lipid, protein and minerals) to the numerous risks to our food and water supplies (e.g. bacterial contamination, agricultural pesticides, food additives, allergens, and industrial chemicals). It will also introduce students to the serious effects of diet-related diseases/disorders and provide them with the knowledge required to make good food choices. This GE course will be of great interest to all learners because the contents are relevant to daily life.