Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights, is an online course offered by the Vanderbilt University. It is a 7 week course which will explore nutrition concepts that take center stage in mainstream media outlets and become conversation topics among consumers interested in food choice as it relates to optimal health and physical performance.
About the course
During this course you will have the opportunity to:
Analyze and evaluate your own food and beverage intake using a recommended online or cell phone app nutrient database.
Research of a dietary supplement of your choosing using credible informational websites as well as evidence-based medical literature.
Personally examine the concept of energy balance through determination of your calorie needs, intake and expenditure.
Week 1: Just What is a Healthy Diet? A Balancing Act
Week 2: Nutrition Labeling: Facts, Claims, and Challenges
Week 3: Dietary Supplements: Evaluating the Evidence
Week 4: Functional and "Super" Foods: Their Role in Optimal Nutrition
Week 5: Plant-based Nutrition: Controversies and Considerations
Week 6: Nutrition and Fitness: Facts, Food, and Fuel
Week 7: Food Allergies and Intolerances: Separating Fact from Fiction
This is an introductory level nutrition course. No background required.
The class will consist of lecture videos, which are between 5 and 20 minutes in length. Each video includes several questions that are not graded, but offered to foster personal insight and learning.
In addition to the videos, there are weekly assignments that allow students to further explore topics and concepts. Each week also includes a weekly 10-15 question quiz that covers information from the video lectures that can be completed any time during the week it is offered or before the course concludes. Students have up to 3 attempts to master the quiz and each question provides an explanation for the correct answer.
September 15, 2014 - November 9, 2014
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