HNRS 193

Nutritional Challenges of the 21st Century

Prerequisites: First-year Honors Inquiry course and permission of instructor. A First-year Honors seminar. We will examine different views of "healthy eating," explore the relationship between diet and chronic disease, and discuss informational, biological, political, economic, psychological, and socio-cultural obstacles we face in attempting to meet our nutritional needs. Using readings, videos, and small group discussions, we will consider different strategies for overcoming these challenges. Students will learn strategies for critically evaluating nutritional claims and developing their own nutritional pathway. They will research a topic of their choosing and make a final presentation based on their research. This course is not open to students who have earned credit for PHED 163. III.O