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Nutrition for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Week 1: Introduc/on to Nutri/on Science

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE

Course Overview

What is This Course About?


It is: o Focused on health promo1on & disease preven1on o Evidence-based o Geared towards those working in health elds or interested in diet & disease It is not: o A weight loss program o A panacea for all of your health ailments J o Anecdote-based o Subs1tute for professional medical advice

Weekly Course Layout


o New disease en1ty/topic covered each week o Up to ten video lectures per week o Quiz each week o Peer-reviewed wri1ng assignments o Op1onal, weekly discussion board threads

Course Topics, Week by Week


Week 1: Introduc1on to Nutri1on Science Week 2: Heart Disease Week 3: Diabetes Week 4: Cancer Week 5: Obesity & Weight Management Week 6: Disorders of the GI Tract

About Your Instr uctor


o Ka1e Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE Assistant Clinical Professor of Nutri1on at University of California, San Francisco and University of San Diego (California) Specialist in nutri1on educa1on & curriculum development Master in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley Public Health Nutri1on Cer1ed Diabetes Educator Registered Die11an Avid traveler, runner and eater!

Student Expectations
Students are expected to: o Be respec_ul of each other & the instructor o Be open to new ideas & dietary prac1ces o Have an understanding of the scien1c process

Student Lear ning Outcomes


By the end of the course, the student will be able to: o Interpret data and research linking diet with disease preven1on and health promo1on o Recommend evidence-based best prac1ces for nutri1on within his/her scope of prac1ce