Nutrition 101: Understanding the Science and Practice of Eating Well
Date: June 2020
Duration: 6 hours 35 minutes
Join the award-winning professor who literally wrote the textbook on nutrition. In this course, Jamie Pope-a New York Times bestselling author, leading nutritionist, registered dietitian, and professor at Vanderbilt-answers your questions and clears up misconceptions.
Food fuels and nourishes your body, providing the nutrients needed for survival and preventing lifestyle-related diseases. You make over 200 decisions about food a day: What you choose to eat, how much you eat, what you add to foods, where and when you eat, and more. But making the right decisions can be difficult.
Modeled after her popular nutrition course, Prof. Pope's lecture series introduces listeners to the foundations of nutrition. You'll learn to separate the wheat from the chaff among nutrition claims and find answers to a cornucopia of questions. What is a healthy diet? Can you trust claims on food labels? How do your nutrition needs change as you age? Should you take supplements, eat more plant foods, or adopt a low-carb diet?
Following the best scientific evidence and dietary guidance, this course will help you understand the essential concepts and vocabulary of nutrition. You'll gain tools and strategies to sift through the information and claims that bombard you when you surf the internet, walk down a supermarket aisle, or even gather with family and friends.
In 16 easily digestible lectures, you will become a more informed consumer, more discerning cook, and better judge of what you see in the media and on food product labels.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.