Nutrition Science: An Introduction is an online course designed to introduce students to the basics of nutrition science and to help foster more informed food and beverage consumers. The emphasis of the course is on evidence-based nutrition principles and strategies for maximizing individual health through the use of proper nutrition. Further instruction is provided about in-depth macro- and micronutrient study as well as nutrient metabolism.
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This course is appropriate for students who will be exploring career paths in the health, nutrition and dietetics fields. This course starts with an exploration into the science of nutrition and builds on that as students explore the basics of planning a healthy diet. Readers then apply those basic scientific principles in a section on cooking skills, followed by an in-depth look at nutrients including their chemical structures, dietary sources, and impacts on health and disease.
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Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator specializing in nutrition communications and curriculum development. She is the co-author of Diet Therapy in Advanced Practice Nursing (McGraw Hill, 2014) and is a freelance writer and consultant dietitian. Katie works with educational institutions, food products, and healthcare companies to help bring evidence-based, scientific information to the general public. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nutrition at both the University of California San Francisco and the University of San Diego Schools of Nursing. To learn more about Katie’s practice, please visit her website at www.ingrainhealth.com. She has a robust social media presence and invites nutrition educators and students to follow her on twitter.
Jessica Matthews is an assistant professor of health and exercise science at Miramar College, and associate kinesiology faculty at MiraCosta College. With a focus on holistic health and mindful living, Jessica is a certified health coach, author, speaker, and content developer with an unyielding passion and commitment to empowering people to live their happiest, healthiest, most fulfilling and authentic lives. She serves as senior advisor for health and fitness education for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is also a contributing editor for SHAPE.com, developing and delivering practical wellness-focused content geared toward both health and fitness professionals and the general public in the form of articles, videos, blog posts, online educational courses and textbooks. She has a robust social media presence and invites nutrition educators and students to follow her on twitter.
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