About the Course
- Analyze and evaluate your own food and beverage intake using a recommended online or cell phone app nutrient database.
- Research of a dietary supplement of your choosing using credible informational websites as well as evidence-based medical literature.
- Personally examine the concept of energy balance through determination of your calorie needs, intake and expenditure.
Week One: Just What is a Healthy Diet? A Balancing Act
Week Two: Nutrition Labeling: Facts, Claims, and Challenges
Week Three: Dietary Supplements: Evaluating the Evidence
Week Four: Functional and “Super” Foods: Their Role in Optimal Nutrition
Week Five: Plant-based Nutrition: Controversies and Considerations
Week Six: Nutrition and Fitness: Facts, Food, and Fuel
Week Seven: Food Allergies and Intolerances: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thank you for a very interesting and informative class. I loved the entire course, the lectures, speakers and assignments. Monday’s became my favorite day of the week so I could access the new lectures and assignment. Re-enrollment is a definite for me. Again, a big thank you for your time and effort…you improved many lives I am sure! – S.A.Z.
Thanks to Jamie Pope and staff for the excellent information in this course. I’m really impressed with the extent and amount of resource links that you’ve assembled, that I can go back to and refer to again and again. This is my second Coursera class and both were absolutely engaging, keeping my attention and focus throughout. I appreciated the special guests and the additional information they provided, and also the upbeat attitude Jamie exhibited during the entire course. It’s clear you have great passion for what you do. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!! D.M.H.
I’d like to add my thanks to Jamie and the team. The course has been fantastic — lots of information, backed up with lots of links to reliable sources for us to do further reading and research if we wish to do so, yet presented in a very straightforward and understandable manner. Anonymous