Nutrition, Bodies, and Health
This seminar explores the connections between nutrition, bodies, and health from a biopsychosocial perspective and an interdisciplinary lens drawing from biology, psychology, and public health. In the first half of the course, we will discuss the assessment and research of nutritional diseases, contributors and causes of them, and the consequences and stigma related to them. In the second half of the course, we will evaluate interventions for nutritional diseases in the following categories: pharmacological, surgical, dietary, physical activity, body image, community-based, underserved population-focused, and Health at Every Size® interventions. We will approach this topic with an appreciation of body diversity and a social justice framework of size and weight equality. In addition, this course will include a community-based project where students will create an intervention with a group to improve an area of nutrition, bodies, and health in our society.
Satisifies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement.
Satisfies a Public Health minor elective requirement.
Open to juniors, and seniors only.
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Time 0950 - 1105am