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Vanderbilt University offers free online course on Nutrition concepts

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Online course on nutrition

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.

Course Syllabus
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.

Course Format
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.

Course Sessions
September 15, 2014 - November 9, 2014

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