TR5110 Food in Disease Prevention and Management
This course is only offered in California. This course introduces students to the concept of "diet therapy" from a nutrition education/lifestyle behavior change perspective, rather than from a clinical approach. Students assess the meaning and role of food from a holistic viewpoint and identify their own food beliefs and judgments that may influence their role as an educator. Current nutrition research in the media is evaluated to offer students the opportunity to make decisions about when there is adequate scientific evidence to incorporate new food approaches to health. Students design menus to meet nutritional and disease-specific requirements.