Minor in Nutritional Sciences
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The Nutritional Sciences Minor provides students with a foundation of knowledge in nutritional sciences, food studies, food systems, and population health. Students will examine food and nutrition practices and policies that affect sustainable diets and long term health. The minor offers a multidisciplinary perspective of the food environment, including the interplay of food and nutrition, human behavior, business, culture and the environment.
Why Minor in Nutritional Sciences?
The Nutritional Sciences Minor complements many majors. The Minor is a strong addition for students interested in health fields and students in other majors who are interested in nutrition, food studies, and health. The minor requirements include elements of:
The background and skills provided by the minor requirements will assist students in separating fact from fiction when faced with constantly changing nutrition research, information, and products. They will be able to access evidence based information and be informed consumers themselves, while also applying these skills to their main area of study.
- Human nutrition
- Food studies
- Disease prevention
- Food safety
- Public health policy
- Food environment
- Food cultures and behaviors
The mission of the undergraduate minor in Nutritional Sciences is:
- To provide undergraduates a foundation of knowledge in the study of nutritional sciences, with a unique focus on the intersection of food, food systems and population health.
- To provide a comprehensive perspective on the field of nutritional sciences including its metabolic/biochemical, behavioral, and public health aspects.
- To examine food and nutrition related policies, practices and environments and their effects on population health and health disparities through the life course.
The undergraduate minor in Nutritional Sciences will:
- Provide a foundation in the applied science of nutrition that incorporates elements of basic and nutritional science, food systems, disease prevention and public health policy.
- Provide core nutrition and food classes to complement basic science for students majoring in biology, chemistry, pre-med and other pre-professional disciplines.
- Provide coursework to students majoring in liberal arts degrees who are also interested in this burgeoning field but who currently have limited exposure to nutritional sciences.
- Expand opportunities on campus for leadership on the role of nutrition, physical activity, and food systems to attain a critical mass of informed leaders to influence policy development and implementation.
Nutritional Sciences Program
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Undergraduate Nutritional Sciences Listserve
Updated May 24, 2013
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar
Additional space is now available in the Winter 2014 Nutritional Sciences Seminar (NUTR 490) "Marketing Food, Nutrition, and Health".
The seminar is open to students in all majors and satisfies the 1 credit of NUTR 490 requirement for the minor. Seminar Schedule
New Nutritional Sciences Course Offered Winter!
NUTR 412: United States Food and Nutrition Policy
New SPH Undergrad Student Lounge in Health Sciences!
Room F-332. More info
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Nutritional Sciences Minor Information Sessions Autumn Quarter:
Wed, Oct 2: 1-2 pm
Tues, Oct 22: 2:30-3:30 pm
Fri, Nov 8: 2:30-3:30 pm
All sessions held in Raitt Hall 330-D
NUTR 405 Prerequisite Change: NUTR 405 now requires either BIOL 118 or BIOL 220. Please email any questions/concerns to email@example.com
This year NUTR 411 will be offered SPRING 2014 instead of Winter quarter. Please email any questions/concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
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